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. 135 episodes (20 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 20 (Channel 4: Series 21), Episode 1 is repeated today at 10pm.

Press Clippings

The perennial problem with TV panel shows: race

The format should give comic talents a time to shine. So why don't our flagship shows reflect the diversity of comedy in 2021?

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 9th April 2021

Female stand-ups on panel shows: one in one out

Taskmaster has welcomed only 11 female stand-up comedians in six years.

Mark Muldoon, i Newspaper, 18th March 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Rachel Riley marries in secret ceremony in Las Vegas

The pregnant Countdown and Cats Does Countdown star, 33, and Strictly dancer Pasha Kovalev, 39, who met on the dance show, kept friends and family in the dark.

James Beal, The Sun, 1st July 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown review

A champagne-fuelled joy.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 13th July 2018

TV: 8 Out Of Ten Cats Does Countdown All-Female Edition

Never mind coming a long way since women got the vote, we've come a long way since a few years ago when women were seen as token females on quiz shows and TV decided that a woman should be on every panel.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th July 2018

Katherine Ryan to host 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown special

Katherine Ryan is to host a special female-only episode of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown to celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd May 2018

Jokes cut from 8/10 Cats can 'end careers' says Riley

Countdown's Rachel Riley has opened up about the risky jokes that have to be cut out from the spin-off show, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown because they can 'end careers.'

Metro, 12th February 2018