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 21 (Channel 4: Series 22), Episode 3

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Asim Chaudhry
Jimmy Carr hosts, as Roisin Conaty and Asim Chaudhry take on Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe. Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner. Regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley and lexicographer Susie Dent are on hand to adjudicate.


Jon and Josh won, 58 points to 15.

Broadcast details

Friday 21st January 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 1:50am on 4seven
  2. Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 9:00pm on 4seven
  3. Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 11:00pm on C4
  4. Thursday 27th January 2022 at 1:15am on 4seven
  5. Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 1:15am on 4seven

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th January 2022 12:10am 4seven

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Robert Deaton Fabio
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Roisin Conaty Team Captain
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Bill Bailey Guest
Asim Chaudhry Guest
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)
Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Michael Stranney Writer (Additional Material)
Siobhan Conaty Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Hulme 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
George Winfield Editor
Edward Gibbs Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer

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