8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Susie Dent, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Channel 4 panel show based on the words and numbers game. 128 episodes (19 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Series 18 (Channel 4: Series 19), Episode 1 is repeated on 4seven today at 10:20pm.

Series 11 (Channel 4: Series 12), Episode 2

Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the panel game with Jon Richardson and Phil Wang who take on guest captain Russell Howard and Roisin Conaty. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.


Jon and Phil won, 45 points to 31.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th January 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Guest cast
Roisin Conaty Guest
Russell Howard Guest
Phil Wang Guest
Nick Helm Self
Ninette Howard Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Richard Cohen Series Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Cimran Shah Producer
Frazer Yorke Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
John Pohlhammer Announcer


Lucky Mascots

Phil Wang tries to flirt with Rachel Riley, and Russell Howard has brought his mum for good luck!

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson, Rachel Riley, Roisin Conaty, Russell Howard, Phil Wang, Ninette Howard.


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