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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 1, Series 9

Tuesday February 18 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by Rachel-substitute Claudia Winkleman, guests Bob Mortimer and Holly Walsh, and Isy Suttie is with Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 9

Wednesday February 19 at 5:20am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by Rachel-substitute Claudia Winkleman, guests Alex Brooker and Sara Pascoe, Johnny Vegas stands in for Sean, and Tom Allen is with Susie Dent in Dictionary…

Episode 3, Series 9

Thursday February 20 at 5:10am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 9

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

Episode 4, Series 9

Friday February 21 at 5:20am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan, with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 5, Series 9

Saturday February 22 at 4:55am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Henning Wehn with Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 3, Series 10

Saturday February 22 at 10:30pm

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

Saturday February 22 at 11:25pm

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 4, Series 10

Sunday February 23 at 5:20am

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 6, Series 9

Tuesday February 25 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Roisin Conaty and Nish Kumar, with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 12

Tuesday February 25 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

Episode 7, Series 9

Wednesday February 26 at 5:20am

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 1, Series 12

Wednesday February 26 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

Episode 8, Series 9

Thursday February 27 at 5:25am

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 9, Series 9

Friday February 28 at 5:25am

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 10, Series 9

Saturday February 29 at 5:35am

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 1, Series 12

Saturday February 29 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett.

Episode 5, Series 10

Saturday February 29 at 10:30pm

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 6, Series 10

Saturday February 29 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 5, Series 10

Sunday March 1 at 5:10am

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 11, Series 9

Tuesday March 3 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Miles Jupp and Catherine Tate, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner and guest team captain Lee Mack.

Episode 2, Series 12

Tuesday March 3 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Rose Matafeo.

Episode 12, Series 9

Wednesday March 4 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 9

With David Walliams is Guest Team Captain, with guests Rhod Gilbert and Jessica Hynes, and Sam Simmons joins Susie in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 12

Wednesday March 4 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Rose Matafeo.

Episode 13, Series 9

Thursday March 5 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 13 | Series 9

With Lee Mack as Guest Team Captain, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Bob Mortimer, and Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 9

Friday March 6 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 14 | Series 9

With Richard Ayoade as Guest Team Captain, Rob Beckett, Claudia Winkleman, and Adam Riches in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 9

Saturday March 7 at 5:05am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 9

With Joe Wilkinson as Guest Team Captain, Danny Dyer, Gabby Logan, and David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2, Series 12

Saturday March 7 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Rose Matafeo.

Episode 7, Series 10

Saturday March 7 at 10:30pm

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 8, Series 10

Saturday March 7 at 11:25pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | 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 16, Series 9

Tuesday March 10 at 5:25am

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.

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