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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 5, Series 13

Tuesday December 1 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 13

Miles Jupp and Sophie Duker join the team with Lee & Dean in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 24, Series 9

Tuesday December 1 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 December 2 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 December 3 at 10:45pm

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 December 4 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 5, Series 13

Saturday December 5 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 13

Miles Jupp and Sophie Duker join the team with Lee & Dean in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 27, Series 9

Saturday December 5 at 11:30pm

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

Monday December 7 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 6, Series 13

Tuesday December 8 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 13

Kevin Bridges and Victoria Coren-Mitchell join the team with Spencer Jones in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 10

Tuesday December 8 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

Wednesday December 9 at 10:45pm

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 December 10 at 10:55pm

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 December 11 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 6, Series 13

Saturday December 12 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 6 | Series 13

Kevin Bridges and Victoria Coren-Mitchell join the team with Spencer Jones in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 28, Series 9

Saturday December 12 at 11:30pm

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 5, Series 10

Monday December 14 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 7, Series 13

Tuesday December 15 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 13

Harriet Kemsley and Chris McCausland join the team with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 6, Series 10

Tuesday December 15 at 10:30pm

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 December 16 at 10:45pm

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 December 17 at 10:30pm

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 December 18 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…

Episode 7, Series 13

Saturday December 19 at 6:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 7 | Series 13

Harriet Kemsley and Chris McCausland join the team with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 1, Series 10

Saturday December 19 at 11:30pm

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 10, Series 10

Monday December 21 at 10:30pm

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 8, Series 13

Tuesday December 22 at 8:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 8 | Series 13

Kerry Godliman and Joe Wilkinson join the team with Nick Mohammad in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 11, Series 10

Tuesday December 22 at 10:30pm

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 1, Series 11

Wednesday December 23 at 10:35pm

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 17, Series 9

Friday December 25 at 10:35am

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 9, Series 11

Friday December 25 at 4:20pm

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 1, Series 13

Friday December 25 at 10:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 1 | Series 13

Bob Mortimer and Lucy Beaumont join the team with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

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