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. 128 episodes (19 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Series 11 (Channel 4: Series 12), Episode 1 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 12:10am.

Series 6 (Channel 4: Series 7) - Christmas Special

Johnny Vegas joins Sean as they take on Jon and Katherine Ryan, while David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Further details

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are back with a Christmas special.

Familiar faces from the worlds of comedy and entertainment join the team for more comic innuendos, festive surprises and laughs aplenty. Johnny Vegas joins Sean as they take on Jon and Katherine Ryan, while David O'Doherty joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, plus the queen of maths Rachel Riley presides over the numbers board.


Sean and Johnny won, 34 points to 33.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th December 2015
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
Katherine Ryan Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Christopher Biggins 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)
Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Baker Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Richard Cohen Series Producer
Alex Gilman Producer
Adeel Amini Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
John Pohlhammer Announcer

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