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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 7, Series 9

Wednesday March 3 at 10:30pm

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 8, Series 9

Thursday March 4 at 10:30pm

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 9, Series 9

Friday March 5 at 10:30pm

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 2, Series 11

Saturday March 6 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 10, Series 10

Saturday March 6 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | 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 10, Series 9

Monday March 8 at 10:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 10 | Series 9

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

Episode 11, Series 9

Tuesday March 9 at 10:30pm

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 12, Series 9

Wednesday March 10 at 10:30pm

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 13, Series 9

Thursday March 11 at 10:30pm

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 12 at 10:30pm

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 11, Series 10

Saturday March 13 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | 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 15, Series 9

Monday March 15 at 10:35pm

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 16, Series 9

Tuesday March 16 at 10:30pm

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

Wednesday March 17 at 10:30pm

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 18, Series 9

Thursday March 18 at 10:30pm

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 19, Series 9

Friday March 19 at 10:30pm

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 1, Series 11

Saturday March 20 at 11:30pm

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 20, Series 9

Monday March 22 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday March 23 at 10:30pm

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 22, Series 9

Wednesday March 24 at 10:30pm

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

Thursday March 25 at 10:30pm

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 24, Series 9

Friday March 26 at 10:30pm

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

Saturday March 27 at 11:30pm

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 25, Series 9

Monday March 29 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday March 30 at 10:30pm

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

Wednesday March 31 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 27 | Series 9

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

Episode 28, Series 9

Thursday April 1 at 10:30pm

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

Friday April 2 at 10:30pm

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…

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