8 Out Of 10 Cats. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan. Copyright: Zeppotron
8 Out Of 10 Cats

8 Out Of 10 Cats

  • TV panel show
  • E4 / Channel 4 / More4
  • 2005 - 2021
  • 205 episodes (22 series)

Topical Channel 4 comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. The questions are based on survey results and statistics. Also features Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Aisling Bea, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and more.

  • Due to return for Series 23

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Channel 4 and YouTube strike pioneering content and commercial partnership

Hundreds of hours of full episodes of Channel 4 and E4 hit shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats are to be part of the scheme.

Channel 4, 11th May 2022

Channel 4 bosses slashing fees paid to celeb guests

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

Katherine Ryan becomes 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain

Katherine Ryan is to become a regular fixture on 8 Out Of 10 Cats. She will act as a team captain opposite Rob Beckett in Series 22 of the show.

British Comedy Guide, 6th January 2020

8 Out Of 10 Cats returns to E4

After a break of nearly two years, 8 Out Of 10 Cats is due to return to E4. Jimmy Carr and Rob Beckett will be joined by guest captains.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2019

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

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 maƮtre d' Fred Sirieix.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 22nd November 2016

Preview - 8 Out of 10 Cats

Some people might not be familiar with this show, so if you haven't heard of it, it's like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, but without the letters and numbers.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 8th November 2016

8 Out Of 10 Cats returns with new team captains

8 Out Of 10 Cats is to premiere on More4, with new team captains Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett. Meanwhile the Countdown version gets its biggest series order yet.

British Comedy Guide, 12th October 2016

Looking back on what has been a notably depressing year, it might seem a near-impossible task to pick out moments worthy of levity. Thankfully, that is the job of Jimmy Carr and regular team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock, old hands at refashioning the awfulness of the real world into digestible chunks of frippery. Panellists Isy Suttie, Richard Osman, Joey Essex and Romesh Ranganathan assist them, while elsewhere games and surprises are promised.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 29th December 2015

The show about opinion polls, surveys and statistics is back for its 18th series, and provides plenty of raw material for the comedians to come up with hilarious gags.

Jimmy Carr returns as host, with his classic sardonic delivery and infamous laugh.

"It's a honk," he explains. "My laugh has its own Facebook page!"

Team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock are also back, and they're joined by comedian Jack Dee, Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and comic Rob Beckett in the first episode.

The Mirror, 5th October 2014

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