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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2022
  • 142 episodes (20 series)

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats regulars play the famous words and numbers quiz with the help of guests. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Rachel Riley and more.

Episode menu

Series 20 (Channel 4: Series 21), Episode 1

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Katherine Ryan, Joe Lycett
Katherine Ryan and Joe Lycett take on Johnny Vegas and Sean Lock in the words-and-numbers game, while would-be novelist Christopher Bliss joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner. Hosted by Jimmy Carr with Rachel Riley looking after the numbers and letters.


Katherine and Joe won, 42 points to 33.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th January 2021
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th January 2021 9:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 20th January 2021 10:55pm C4
Tuesday 26th January 2021 3:45am 4seven
Friday 16th April 2021 10:00pm C4
Sunday 18th April 2021 2:20am 4seven
Thursday 22nd April 2021 10:00pm 4seven
Thursday 16th September 2021 10:00pm More4
Friday 17th September 2021 1:15am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Robert Deaton Fabio
Sean Lock Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Katherine Ryan Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Rob Carter (as Christopher Bliss) Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Jodie Krstic Series Producer
Alex Gilman Producer
Hannah Duncombe Producer
Emily Pickthall Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
Rose Hanson Edit Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
George Winfield Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer

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