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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 6, Series 11

Tuesday May 26 at 8:35pm

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 3, Series 12

Saturday May 30 at 10:30pm

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 4, Series 12

Saturday May 30 at 11:25pm

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 7, Series 11

Tuesday June 2 at 8:35pm

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 5, Series 12

Saturday June 6 at 10:30pm

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

Saturday June 6 at 11:25pm

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.

Episode 8, Series 11

Tuesday June 9 at 8:35pm

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 7, Series 12

Saturday June 13 at 10:30pm

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 8, Series 12

Saturday June 13 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe take on guest team captain Alan Carr and Tom Allen.

Episode 9, Series 11

Tuesday June 16 at 8:35pm

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.

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