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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Fridays 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

8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

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Episode 13, Series 9

Friday December 20 at 8:25pm

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 December 20 at 9:20pm

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 13, Series 9

Saturday December 21 at 2:30am

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

Saturday December 21 at 3:20am

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 14, Series 9

Saturday December 21 at 10:15pm

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 13, Series 9

Sunday December 22 at 5:05am

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 13, Series 9

Sunday December 22 at 12:45pm

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

Sunday December 22 at 6:40pm

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 15, Series 9

Friday December 27 at 8:25pm

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

Friday December 27 at 9:20pm

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 15, Series 9

Saturday December 28 at 2:55am

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

Saturday December 28 at 3:45am

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 16, Series 9

Saturday December 28 at 10:15pm

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 15, Series 9

Sunday December 29 at 12:50pm

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

Sunday December 29 at 6:40pm

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 15, Series 9

Monday December 30 at 5:15am

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 1, Series 9

Wednesday January 1 at 2:30pm

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

Thursday January 2 at 2:35pm

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

Friday January 3 at 2:35pm

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.

Episode 17, Series 9

Friday January 3 at 8:35pm

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

Friday January 3 at 9:30pm

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 17, Series 9

Saturday January 4 at 2:35am

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 18, Series 9

Saturday January 4 at 3:25am

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 18, Series 9

Saturday January 4 at 10:15pm

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 17, Series 9

Sunday January 5 at 1:45pm

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

Sunday January 5 at 6:40pm

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 4, Series 9

Monday January 6 at 2:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan, with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 17, Series 9

Tuesday January 7 at 5:20am

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 5, Series 9

Tuesday January 7 at 2:30pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Henning Wehn with Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 4, Series 9

Wednesday January 8 at 5:50am

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 4 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan, with Nick Helm in Dictionary Corner.

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