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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown follows the format of Countdown, with its compulsive play along factor as a familiar spine, but is packed with comic appearances and content that viewers wouldn’t ever see on regular Countdown: the show’s opening when Jimmy Carr affectionately roasts all the participants, a comic discussion of the players’ preparation and funny mascots for the show, visual gags while the Countdown clock runs down, and comics showcasing funny items in Dictionary Corner.

The show is hosted by Jimmy Carr, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson and features Rachel Riley and Susie Dent on maths and dictionary duty respectively.

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Episode 5, Series 11

Wednesday December 1 at 11:55pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Phil Wang take on guest captain Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 11

Thursday December 2 at 11:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade take on Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett.

Episode 7, Series 11

Friday December 3 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Adam Kay is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 10

Sunday December 5 at 12:40am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 10

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, each episode team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock join comedy guests to play Countdown with help from Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Rachel Riley on…

Episode 3, Series 11

Monday December 6 at 12:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on guest captain Alan Carr and Roisin Conaty. Tom Binns is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 11

Monday December 6 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Alan Carr and Joe Lycett. Spencer Jones is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 13

Tuesday December 7 at 9:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 13

Bob Mortimer and Lucy Beaumont join the team with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 9, Series 11

Tuesday December 7 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 9 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kathy Burke take on Jon Richardson and David Mitchell. James Acaster is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 10, Series 11

Wednesday December 8 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas take on guest captain Alan Carr and Lou Sanders. Brett Domino Trio is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 11, Series 11

Thursday December 9 at 11:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Claudia Winkleman take on Jon Richardson and Henning Wehn. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 10

Friday December 10 at 5:50am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 10

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, each episode team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock join comedy guests to play Countdown with help from Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Rachel Riley on…

Episode 12, Series 11

Friday December 10 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Richard Ayoade and Aisling Bea. Tom Allen is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 7, Series 12

Saturday December 11 at 5:50am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Harriet Kemsley take on guest team captain Alan Carr and Catherine Tate.

Episode 2, Series 10

Sunday December 12 at 12:45am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 10

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, each week team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock join comedy guests to play Countdown with help from Susie Dent in dictionary corner, and Rachel Riley on…

Episode 1, Series 13

Sunday December 12 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 13

Bob Mortimer and Lucy Beaumont join the team with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 11

Monday December 13 at 12:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on Jon Richardson and Claudia Winkleman. Nick Mohammed is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 11

Monday December 13 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and David Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 13

Tuesday December 14 at 9:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 13

Harry Hill and Rose Matefeo join the team with the Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 11

Tuesday December 14 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 11

The best bits from the season with Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and a host of celebrity guests.

Episode 15, Series 11

Wednesday December 15 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 11

The best bits from the season with Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and a host of celebrity guests.

Episode 1, Series 12

Thursday December 16 at 11:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

Episode 2, Series 12

Friday December 17 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Rose Matafeo.

Episode 3, Series 10

Sunday December 19 at 12:40am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 10

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, each week team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock join comedy guests to play Countdown with help from Susie Dent in dictionary corner, and Rachel Riley on…

Episode 2, Series 13

Sunday December 19 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 13

Harry Hill and Rose Matefeo join the team with the Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 5, Series 11

Monday December 20 at 12:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Phil Wang take on guest captain Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 3, Series 12

Monday December 20 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and James Acaster.

Episode 3, Series 13

Tuesday December 21 at 9:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 13

Joe Wilkinson and Kiri Pritchard-McLean join the team with the Brett Domino Trio in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 12

Tuesday December 21 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe.

Episode 5, Series 12

Wednesday December 22 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on guest captain Alan Carr and Sarah Millican.

Episode 6, Series 12

Thursday December 23 at 11:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson.

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