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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 13, Series 8

Tuesday January 19 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd.

Episode 3, Series 12

Tuesday January 19 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

Wednesday January 20 at 10:30pm

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

Thursday January 21 at 10:45pm

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

Friday January 22 at 10:30pm

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 12, Series 8

Saturday January 23 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas take on Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan.

Episode 5, Series 10

Saturday January 23 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | 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 7, Series 12

Monday January 25 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 14, Series 8

Tuesday January 26 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe.

Episode 8, Series 12

Tuesday January 26 at 10:30pm

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 1, Series 13

Wednesday January 27 at 10:30pm

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 2, Series 13

Thursday January 28 at 10:45pm

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 3, Series 13

Friday January 29 at 10:30pm

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 13, Series 8

Saturday January 30 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd.

Episode 6, Series 10

Saturday January 30 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | 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 4, Series 13

Monday February 1 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 13

Richard Ayoade and Katherine Ryan join the team with David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 8

Tuesday February 2 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Isy Suttie take on Jon Richardson and Richard Osman.

Episode 5, Series 13

Tuesday February 2 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 13

Miles Jupp and Sophie Duker join the team with Lee & Dean in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 13

Wednesday February 3 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 13

Kevin Bridges and Victoria Coren-Mitchell join the team with Spencer Jones in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 7, Series 13

Thursday February 4 at 10:45pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 13

Harriet Kemsley and Chris McCausland join the team with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 7

Friday February 5 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Kevin Bridges and Kathy Burke, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 7

Saturday February 6 at 4:35am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Kevin Bridges and Kathy Burke, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 8

Saturday February 6 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe.

Episode 7, Series 10

Saturday February 6 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | 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 7

Monday February 8 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Rhod Gilbert and Sara Pascoe, with Johnny Vegas in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 16, Series 8

Tuesday February 9 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 16 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Vic Reeves take on Jon Richardson and Aisling Bea.

Episode 3, Series 7

Tuesday February 9 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, with Greg Davies in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 7

Wednesday February 10 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Greg Davies and Miles Jupp, with Holly Walsh in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 5, Series 7

Thursday February 11 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guest team captain Lee Mack, guests Sara Pascoe and Vic Reeves, with Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 7

Friday February 12 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guest team captain Sarah Millican, guests Bob Mortimer and Katherine Ryan, with Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

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