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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 11, Series 9

Saturday August 8 at 11:30pm

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 3, Series 7

Tuesday August 11 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, with Greg Davies in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 12, Series 9

Saturday August 15 at 11:30pm

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 4, Series 7

Tuesday August 18 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Greg Davies and Miles Jupp, with Holly Walsh in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 9

Saturday August 22 at 11:30pm

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 5, Series 7

Tuesday August 25 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guest team captain Lee Mack, guests Sara Pascoe and Vic Reeves, with Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 14, Series 9

Saturday August 29 at 11:30pm

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 6, Series 7

Tuesday September 1 at 8:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 7

This week, Jimmy is joined by guest team captain Sarah Millican, guests Bob Mortimer and Katherine Ryan, with Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.

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