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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Starts Tuesday October 23

Show Synopsis

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 16, Series 9

Saturday August 24 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as guest Team Captain, Russell Howard and Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 17, Series 9

Monday August 26 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 17 | Series 9

A Christmas special with Kathy Burke and Russell Howard, and Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner

Episode 1, Series 11

Tuesday August 27 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 11

Katherine Ryan hosts a special celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope take on Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 18, Series 9

Tuesday August 27 at 11:40pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 18 | Series 9

A New Year's special. Johnny Vegas is guest captain, David O'Doherty joins Suzie in Dictionary Corner, and Richard Osman and Sara Pascoe compete for Countdown glory.

Episode 1, Series 11

Wednesday August 28 at 10:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 11

Katherine Ryan hosts a special celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope take on Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 19, Series 9

Wednesday August 28 at 11:20pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 19 | Series 9

With Guest Team Captain Noel Fielding, Stephen Mangan, Fay Ripley, and the Brett Domino Trio.

Episode 20, Series 9

Thursday August 29 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 20 | Series 9

With Guest Team Captain Russell Howard, Roisin Conay, Phil Wang, and Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 21, Series 9

Friday August 30 at 11:20pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 21 | Series 9

With guest team captain Johnny Vegas, Jamie Laing and David O'Doherty, and Holly Walsh in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 11

Saturday August 31 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 11

Katherine Ryan hosts a special celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope take on Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes.

Episode 22, Series 9

Saturday August 31 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 22 | Series 9

With Jayde Adams and Joe Wilkinson, and David Baddiel in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 23, Series 9

Monday September 2 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 23 | Series 9

With Guest Team Captain Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, David Mitchell, and Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 11

Tuesday September 3 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 24, Series 9

Tuesday September 3 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 24 | Series 9

With guest team captain Jonathan Ross, Johnny Vegas and Michelle Wolf, and Pappy's Fun Club in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 11

Wednesday September 4 at 10:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 25, Series 9

Wednesday September 4 at 11:20pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 25 | Series 9

With Guest Team Captain Lee Mack, James Acaster, Sarah Millican, and John Cooper-Clarke in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 26, Series 9

Thursday September 5 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 26 | Series 9

With guest team captain Joe Wilkinson, Chris Addison, Katherine Ryan, and David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 27, Series 9

Friday September 6 at 11:20pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 27 | Series 9

With Joe Lycett, Michelle Wolf, and Adam Riches in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 11

Saturday September 7 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 28, Series 9

Saturday September 7 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 28 | Series 9

With guest team captain Lee Mack, Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Jonathan Ross, and Jessie Cave in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 10

Monday September 9 at 11:25pm

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

Tuesday September 10 at 8:30pm

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 2, Series 10

Tuesday September 10 at 11:35pm

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 3, Series 11

Wednesday September 11 at 10:35pm

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 3, Series 10

Wednesday September 11 at 11:30pm

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 4, Series 10

Thursday September 12 at 11:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | 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 5, Series 10

Friday September 13 at 11:20pm

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 3, Series 11

Saturday September 14 at 6:30pm

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 6, Series 10

Saturday September 14 at 11:25pm

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 7, Series 10

Monday September 16 at 11:25pm

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 4, Series 11

Tuesday September 17 at 8:30pm

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.

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