8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jimmy Carr. Copyright: Zeppotron
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2024
  • 157 episodes (24 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.

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Christmas Special

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Susie Dent, David O'Doherty
Jimmy Carr hosts a festive-themed edition of the words and numbers game, with Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Jon Richardson and Sarah Millican face off against Sean Lock and David Mitchell. David O'Doherty joins Susie in Dictionary Corner.

Preview clips


Sean and David won, 46 points to 21.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st December 2020
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 21st December 2020 11:50pm 4seven
Thursday 24th December 2020 10:55pm C4
Friday 25th December 2020 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 27th December 2020 1:35am 4seven
Sunday 27th December 2020 11:05pm 4seven
Friday 17th December 2021 10:00pm C4
Sunday 19th December 2021 10:35pm 4seven
Saturday 25th December 2021 12:30am More4
Thursday 15th December 2022 10:00pm C4
Sunday 18th December 2022 1:45am 4seven
Monday 19th December 2022 11:05pm 4seven
Saturday 31st December 2022 12:05am More4
Saturday 18th November 2023 11:05pm More4
Tuesday 28th November 2023 11:05pm More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Robert Deaton Fabio
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Sarah Millican Guest
David Mitchell Guest
David O'Doherty Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
David Earl 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
Tim Ellison Editor
George Winfield Editor
Jason Chambers Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer

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