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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Tuesdays 8.30pm

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 Cats Does Countdown

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Episode 1, Series 11

Tuesday January 28 at 5:20am

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 2, Series 11

Wednesday January 29 at 5:30am

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 3, Series 11

Thursday January 30 at 5:20am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on guest captain Alan Carr and Roisin Conaty. Tom Binns is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 11

Friday January 31 at 5:30am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rob Beckett take on Jon Richardson and Claudia Winkleman. Nick Mohammed is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 5, Series 11

Saturday February 1 at 5:30am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Phil Wang take on guest captain Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 25, Series 9

Saturday February 1 at 10:30pm

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

Saturday February 1 at 11:25pm

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 6, Series 11

Tuesday February 4 at 5:30am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Richard Ayoade take on Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett.

Episode 7, Series 11

Wednesday February 5 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Adam Kay is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 8, Series 11

Thursday February 6 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Alan Carr and Joe Lycett. Spencer Jones is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 9, Series 11

Friday February 7 at 5:25am

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 10, Series 11

Saturday February 8 at 5:25am

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 27, Series 9

Saturday February 8 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

Saturday February 8 at 11:25pm

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 11, Series 11

Tuesday February 11 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 11 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Claudia Winkleman take on Jon Richardson and Henning Wehn. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 12, Series 11

Wednesday February 12 at 5:30am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 12 | Series 11

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Richard Ayoade and Aisling Bea. Tom Allen is in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 13, Series 11

Thursday February 13 at 5:25am

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 14, Series 11

Friday February 14 at 5:25am

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 15, Series 11

Saturday February 15 at 5:25am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 15 | Series 11

The best bits from the season with Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and a host of celebrity guests.

Episode 1, Series 10

Saturday February 15 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…

Episode 2, Series 10

Saturday February 15 at 11:15pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 2 | 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 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.

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