Menu

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.

8 out of 10 CDC VCI

Series 12 trailer

Featured Videos

Next On

Episode 1, Series 11

Friday July 10 at 7:20pm

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 7, Series 9

Saturday July 11 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Natasha Demetriou and David O'Doherty with John Kearns in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 11

Tuesday July 14 at 8:35pm

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 11

Friday July 17 at 7:20pm

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 8, Series 9

Saturday July 18 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan, with the Brett Domino Trio in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 11

Tuesday July 21 at 8:35pm

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 9, Series 9

Saturday July 25 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 9 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Reginald D Hunter and Johnny Vegas, with Sara Pascoe in Dictionary Corner and Claudia Winkleman standing in for Sean Locke.

Episode 1, Series 7

Tuesday July 28 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1, Series 7

Wednesday July 29 at 8:45am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10, Series 9

Saturday August 1 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Joe Lycett Bridges and Jonathan Ross, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner and David Walliams sitting in for Sean Locke.

Episode 2, Series 7

Tuesday August 4 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Newsletter Sign Up