Sean Lock said he 'hates' Russell Brand and 'fears' his daughters 'will take someone like him home' in resurfaced clip
The clip in question is taken from the Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and originally aired in November 2014. In the footage, Lock says that he "hates" Brand because of his role as a father, and "fears" his daughters would "bring someone like that home".Louis Chilton, The Independent, 18th September 2023
The cancellation of Mock The Week marked another nail in the coffin for UK TV panel shows. Is this the end of an era?Alice Pattillo, Den Of Geek, 1st September 2022
Channel 4 bosses are slashing fees given to celebrity guests in a desperate bid to save cash.
Stars asked to appear on shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats could see their pay offers drastically reduced in some cases.Ellie Henman, The Sun, 1st May 2020
In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016
The lowbrow HIGNFY has a new guise these days. Rejuvenated teams seem to be at the root of this - goodnight Sean Lock, who remains on the Countdown version of the show - but with Jimmy Carr remaining, unsympathetically as ever, in charge. Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea now captain the teams as the panel roam ineptly among the week's most popular news items. Tonight's guests are Thomas Turgoose and First Dates maître d' Fred Sirieix.John Robinson, The Guardian, 22nd November 2016