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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 4, Series 12

Friday May 14 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 9, Series 11

Saturday May 15 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 5, Series 12

Monday May 17 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday May 18 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 7, Series 12

Wednesday May 19 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

Thursday May 20 at 10:40pm

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

Friday May 21 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 10, Series 11

Saturday May 22 at 11:30pm

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 2, Series 13

Monday May 24 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday May 25 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 4, Series 13

Wednesday May 26 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 5, Series 13

Thursday May 27 at 10:40pm

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.

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