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. 135 episodes (20 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 18 (Channel 4: Series 19), Episode 2 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 1:15am.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Rachel Riley.

Series 13 (Channel 4: Series 14) - Christmas Special

Jimmy Carr hosts a special Christmas edition packed with comic conundrums, festive surprises and laughs aplenty. Jon Richardson and Catherine Tate team up against Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson. Joe Lycett joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and maths whizz Rachel Riley is in charge of the numbers.


Jon and Catherine won, 41 points to 30.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th December 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Guest cast
Joe Wilkinson Guest
Catherine Tate Guest
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)


Joe Lycett's hilarious personal engraving story

Joe Lycett has a hilarious story about some personal engravings he wanted!

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Rachel Riley, Susie Dent, Joe Wilkinson, Catherine Tate.


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