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.

Episode menu

Series 21 (Channel 4: Series 22), Episode 1

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Roisin Conaty
Jimmy Carr hosts as Roisin Conaty and Kiri Pritchard-McLean take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett. Comedian Huge Davies is in Dictionary Corner. Regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley and lexicographer Susie Dent are on hand to adjudicate.


Jon and Rob won, 33 points to 6.

Broadcast details

Friday 7th January 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th January 2022 9:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 11th January 2022 1:15am 4seven
Wednesday 12th January 2022 11:00pm C4
Sunday 16th January 2022 10:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 18th January 2022 2:15am 4seven
Thursday 19th May 2022 10:30pm C4
Sunday 22nd May 2022 2:20am 4seven
Sunday 22nd May 2022 9:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 24th May 2022 2:10am 4seven
Wednesday 25th May 2022 11:35pm 4seven
Tuesday 21st February 2023 1:15am More4
Thursday 27th April 2023 11:05pm C4
Friday 28th April 2023 3:45am 4seven
Saturday 29th April 2023 2:20am 4seven
Sunday 30th April 2023 1:10am 4seven
Sunday 30th April 2023 10:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 2nd May 2023 1:15am More4
Thursday 4th May 2023 2:20am 4seven
Friday 30th June 2023 1:15am More4
Sunday 7th January 2024 12:10am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Roisin Conaty Team Captain
Rob Beckett Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Guest
Huge Davies Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Danny Buckler Writer (Additional Material)
Siobhan Conaty Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Jodie Krstic Series Producer
Hannah Duncombe Producer
Tom Baker Producer
Leo Gallagher Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
Karen Murdoch Edit Producer
Lauren Wilkinson Line Producer
Michael Stranney Edit Producer
George Winfield Editor
Cas Casey Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer


Rob Beckett makes sexy offer

Rob Beckett shocks the panel with a spontaneous comment about wanting to see what's underneath Jimmy's suit.

Featuring: Rob Beckett, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson & Roisin Conaty.

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