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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 18, Series 9

Monday July 26 at 10:35pm

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 3, Series 12

Tuesday July 27 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and James Acaster.

Episode 19, Series 9

Tuesday July 27 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 20, Series 9

Wednesday July 28 at 10:10pm

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

Thursday July 29 at 10:35pm

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

Friday July 30 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 3, Series 12

Saturday July 31 at 6:35pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 3 | Series 12

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and James Acaster.

Episode 5, Series 7

Saturday July 31 at 11:30pm

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 7, Series 9

Sunday August 1 at 11:40pm

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 23, Series 9

Monday August 2 at 10:35pm

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 4, Series 12

Tuesday August 3 at 8:30pm

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 24, Series 9

Tuesday August 3 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 25, Series 9

Wednesday August 4 at 10:50pm

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

Thursday August 5 at 10:35pm

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

Friday August 6 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 4, Series 12

Saturday August 7 at 6:35pm

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 6, Series 7

Saturday August 7 at 11:30pm

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.

Episode 8, Series 9

Sunday August 8 at 11:40pm

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 28, Series 9

Monday August 9 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday August 10 at 10:10pm

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

Wednesday August 11 at 10:40pm

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 3, Series 10

Thursday August 12 at 10:35pm

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

Friday August 13 at 10:30pm

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 1, Series 8

Saturday August 14 at 11:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 8

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Sarah Millican and Rhod Gilbert.

Episode 9, Series 9

Sunday August 15 at 11:40pm

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 5, Series 10

Monday August 16 at 10:35pm

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

Tuesday August 17 at 10:10pm

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 7, Series 10

Wednesday August 18 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

Thursday August 19 at 10:35pm

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 9, Series 10

Friday August 20 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 9 | 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…

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