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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Starts Tuesday October 23

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.

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Episode 10, Series 9

Monday December 17 at 4:30am

Episode 10 | Series 9

This week, Jimmy is joined by guests Joe Lycett Bridges and Jonathan Ross, with Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner and David Walliams sitting in for Sean Locke.

Episode 11, Series 9

Tuesday December 18 at 8:30pm

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 12, Series 9

Tuesday December 18 at 9:30pm

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 11, Series 9

Wednesday December 19 at 11:10pm

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 12, Series 9

Saturday December 22 at 12:15am

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 11, Series 9

Saturday December 22 at 5:55pm

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 12, Series 9

Sunday December 23 at 5:55pm

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 11, Series 9

Sunday December 23 at 9:30pm

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 12, Series 9

Monday December 24 at 4:30am

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 13, Series 9

Tuesday December 25 at 8:30pm

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

Tuesday December 25 at 9:25pm

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

Wednesday December 26 at 10:35pm

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 28 at 11:55pm

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 29 at 6:10pm

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 30 at 6:10pm

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 30 at 9:25pm

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

Monday December 31 at 5:20am

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

Tuesday January 1 at 8:30pm

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

Tuesday January 1 at 9:25pm

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as Guest Team Captain, Russell Howard, Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 9

Wednesday January 2 at 10:35pm

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 January 5 at 12:15am

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as Guest Team Captain, Russell Howard, Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 9

Saturday January 5 at 5:55pm

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 January 6 at 5:55pm

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as Guest Team Captain, Russell Howard, Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 15, Series 9

Sunday January 6 at 9:30pm

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

Monday January 7 at 4:25am

Episode 16 | Series 9

With David Mitchell as Guest Team Captain, Russell Howard, Cariad Lloyd, and Sam Simmons in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 17, Series 9

Tuesday January 8 at 8:30pm

Episode 17 | Series 9

A Christmas Speical with Kathy Burke, Russell Howard and Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner

Episode 18, Series 9

Tuesday January 8 at 9:25pm

Episode 18 | Series 9

A New Years 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

Wednesday January 9 at 10:40pm

Episode 17 | Series 9

A Christmas Speical with Kathy Burke, Russell Howard and Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner

Episode 18, Series 9

Saturday January 12 at 12:20am

Episode 18 | Series 9

A New Years 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 12 at 6:00pm

Episode 17 | Series 9

A Christmas Speical with Kathy Burke, Russell Howard and Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner

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