8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Continuing Friday / 9:00pm Channel 4 45 min.
In 2012, two of Channel 4's most popular quizzes - the topical hit 8 Out Of 10 Cats and the cerebral words-and-numbers game Countdown - came to metaphorical blows as the anarchic comedians of the former took on the brainbox format of the latter. Jimmy Carr was the host, with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as the contestants. Jimmy was helped by Countdown regulars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley, and hindered by Joe Wilkinson. The gang returned to play Countdown a second time later in 2012. In January 2013, as part of the next Channel 4 Mash Up, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock hijacked an episode of Deal or No Deal. A number of comedians joined in, plus Rachel Riley and Susie Dent again. Joe Wilkinson acted as the Banker's assistant. Since 2013, the show has run regularly with multiple-episode series.

Season 15

4 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts as guest captain Johnny Vegas and Rhod Gilbert take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Roisin Conaty, Tom Allen is in Dictionary Corner.
Feb 09 2018
Jimmy Carr hosts as guest captain Alan Carr and Josh Widdicombe take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Sara Pascoe. Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, and Rachel Riley.
Feb 02 2018
Jimmy Carr hosts another new edition of the words and numbers game. Guest captain Lee Mack and Victoria Coren Mitchell take on guest captain Alan Carr and Dane Baptiste. Sam Simmons is in with Susie Dent, and Rachel Riley is in charge of the letters and numbers.
Jan 26 2018
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Kevin Bridges and Jessica Knappett. With Dr John Cooper Clarke in Dictionary Corner.
Jan 19 2018

Season 14

5 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts as guest captain Jason Manford and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Lee Mack and Fay Ripley, Alex Horne and The Horne Section are in Dictionary Corner
Sep 22 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Vic Reeves who take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, and Rachel Riley.
Sep 15 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts the show as captain Jon Richardson and Jason Manford take on guest captain Alan Carr and Katherine Ryan. Ivan Brackenbury is in Dictionary Corner.
Sep 01 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts the show while guest captain Kathy Burke and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Johnny Vegas and Bob Mortimer. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.
Aug 25 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd take on guest captain Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges, Elis James and Jon Robins are in Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley
Aug 14 2017

Season 13

3 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Stephen Mangan take on guest captain Richard Ayoade and Katherine Ryan, Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner
Sep 01 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts while Jon Richardson and Jonathan Ross take on guest captain Lee Mack and Victoria Coren Mitchell. With Jessie Cave in Dictionary Corner.
Aug 25 2017
The comic mash-up, hosted by Jimmy Carr. Jon Richardson and Joe Lycett take on Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf, while Adam Riches is in Dictionary Corner.
Aug 18 2017

Season 12

9 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts this Election Special with team captains Jon Richardson and Alan Carr and guests Romesh Ranganathan, Sarah Millican and John Kearns. Plus Rachel Riley and Susie Dent.
Jun 08 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts, and it's Jon Richardson and Chris Addison against Joe Wilkinson and Katherine Ryan, with David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.
May 01 2017
Jimmy Carr returns with the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Jon Richardson and James Acaster teaming up against Lee Mack and Sarah Millican. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters
Apr 24 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, as Jon Richardson and Michelle Wolf take on guest captain Jonathan Ross with Johnny Vegas. Three-man comedy act Pappy's joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner and Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Feb 17 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the irreverent take on the classic letters and numbers quiz. Jon Richardson and David Mitchell take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Roisin Conaty. Tom Allen joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Feb 10 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts the panel game with Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson taking on Jon Richardson and Jayde Adams. David Baddiel joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Feb 03 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the panel game with Jon Richardson and David O'Doherty taking on guest captain Johnny Vegas, and Jamie Laing. Holly Walsh joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Jan 27 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the panel game with Jon Richardson and Phil Wang who take on guest captain Russell Howard and Roisin Conaty. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Jan 20 2017
Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the panel game with Sean Lock and Stephen Mangan, who take on Noel Fielding and Fay Ripley. The Brett Domino Trio are in with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.
Jan 13 2017

Season 11

7 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts, David Mitchell and Cariad Lloyd take on Jon Richardson and Russell Howard. Sam Simmons joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley flips the tiles.
Oct 01 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Danny Dyer vs Joe Wilkinson and Gabby Logan. David O'Doherty joins Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Sep 24 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts with guest captain Richard Ayoade and Rob Beckett vs Jon Richardson and Claudia Winkleman. Adam Riches joins Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Sep 02 2016
Guest captain Lee Mack and Bob Mortimer take on Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Aug 26 2016
Guest captain David Walliams and Jessica Hynes take on Jon Richardson and Rhod Gilbert. Sam Simmons is in Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Aug 19 2016
Guest captain Lee Mack and Catherine Tate vs Sean Lock and Miles Jupp. John Cooper Clarke joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers.
Aug 12 2016
Guest captain David Walliams and Jonathan Ross take on Jon Richardson and Joe Lycett. Isy Suttie joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel looks after the letters and numbers.
Aug 05 2016

Season 10

5 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts with guest captain Claudia Winkleman and Johnny Vegas versus Jon Richardson and Reginald D Hunter. Sara Pascoe joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.
Mar 31 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and David Mitchell go up against Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan. Brett Domino Trio joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.
Mar 24 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and David O'Doherty go up against Jon Richardson and Natasia Demetriou. John Kearns joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley.
Mar 10 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty go up against Jon Richardson and Nish Kumar. Adam Buxton joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley.
Mar 03 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Henning Wehn go up against Jon Richardson and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Tom Allen joins Dictionary Corner and there's help from Joe Wilkinson.
Feb 25 2016

Season 9

5 Episodes

Jimmy Carr presides over the hit comedy panel show where Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and David Mitchell. Nick Helm is in Dictionary Corner.
Feb 12 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts while Sean Lock and Rebecca Front take on Jon Richardson and Kevin Bridges. Joe Lycett is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley is on letter-and-number duty.
Feb 05 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts. Jon Richardson and Alex Brooker take on Jonny Vegas and Sara Pascoe. Tom Allen's in Dictionary Corner. Claudia Winkleman and Rob Beckett stand in for Rachel Riley.
Jan 29 2016
Sean Lock and Bob Mortimer take on Jon Richardson and Holly Walsh. Isy Suttie's in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. Claudia Winkleman stands in for Rachel Riley on letters-and-numbers duty.
Jan 22 2016
Jimmy Carr hosts while Sean Lock and Vic Reeves take on Jon Richardson and Aisling Bea. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Jan 15 2016

Season 8

4 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts while Sean Lock and Isy Suttie take on Jon Richardson and Richard Osman. Alex Horne and the Horne Section are in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
May 29 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Miles Jupp, who take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. Sam Simmons is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
May 22 2015
Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Rob Beckett vs Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd, plus Jamie Laing. This episode was filmed before the death of David Bowie.
May 15 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Jason Manford take on Jon Richardson and Roisin Conaty, while Sam Simmons joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley
May 03 2015

Season 7

17 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Greg Davies take on Jon Richardson and Holly Walsh. Vic Reeves is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.
May 01 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts, with Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe taking on Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe. Susie Dent is joined by Alex Horne & The Horne Section in Dictionary Corner.
Apr 24 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Henning Wehn take on guest captain Bill Bailey with Jessica Hynes. Tom Allen is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, plus Rachel Riley with the numbers and letters.
Apr 17 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Bill Bailey take on special guest captain Joe Wilkinson with Isy Suttie. Joe Lycett is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.
Apr 10 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Liza Tarbuck take on special guest captain Sarah Millican with Romesh Ranganathan. Phill Jupitus is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.
Apr 03 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Freddie Flintoff take on guest captain Bill Bailey with Roisin Conaty. Rob Beckett is in Dictionary Corner, with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Mar 27 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Mel Giedroyc vs guest captain Lee Mack with David O'Doherty. Susie Dent is joined by Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley.
Mar 20 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas take on guest captain Sarah Millican with Rob Beckett. Vic Reeves is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Mar 13 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Seann Walsh take on guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Danny Dyer. Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Mar 06 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty take on guest captain Sarah Millican and Rhod Gilbert. David O'Doherty joins Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Feb 27 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts. Sean Lock and Bob Mortimer take on Sarah Millican and Katherine Ryan. Alex Horne and the Horne Section joins Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, and Rachel Riley.
Feb 20 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts while team captain Sean Lock and Vic Reeves take on guest captain Lee Mack with Sara Pascoe. Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Susie in Dictionary Corner.
Feb 13 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts, as Sean Lock and Miles Jupp take on Jon Richardson and Greg Davies. Holly Walsh is in Dictionary Corner.
Feb 06 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts, while Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan take on Sean Lock and Rob Beckett, Greg Davies is in Dictionary Corner
Jan 30 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Rhod Gilbert go up against Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe; Johnny Vegas is in Dictionary Corner while Joey Essex 'assists' Rachel Riley
Jan 23 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges who take on Jon Richardson and Kathy Burke. Joe Lycett joins Susie Dent, while Nick Helm 'assists' Rachel Riley.
Jan 16 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock, Bill Bailey and Paul Foot who take on Sarah Millican, Rob Delaney and Romesh Ranganathan. Nina Conti joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley.
Jan 09 2015

Season 6

9 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Jason Manford going up against guest captain Sarah Millican, and Jonathan Ross. Bill Bailey joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.
Feb 13 2015
Jimmy Carr plays host as Jon Richardson and Bob Mortimer take on Sean Lock and Vic Reeves, while Jack Whitehall joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner
Feb 06 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Johnny Vegas take on Sean Lock and Romesh Ranganathan. Josie Long joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley.
Jan 30 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Aisling Bea take on Sean Lock and Reginald D. Hunter. Holly Walsh is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Joe Wilkinson attempts to 'help' Rachel Riley.
Jan 23 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Jack Whitehall take on Sean Lock and Roisin Conaty. Rob Beckett joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley.
Jan 16 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and David Mitchell take on Jon Richardson and Katherine Ryan. David O'Doherty joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'assists' Rachel Riley.
Jan 09 2015
Jimmy Carr hosts with Vic Reeves and Jo Brand alongside Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. Adam Buxton joins Susie Dent, Rachel Riley looks after the numbers, plus a special appearance from Rob Beckett.
Sep 19 2014
Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests David Baddiel and Trevor Noah. Joey Essex is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Alex Horne helps Rachel Riley.
Sep 12 2014
With celebrity guests David Mitchell and Roisin Conaty. Phill Jupitus is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley provide the letters and numbers.
Sep 05 2014

Season 5

7 Episodes

Jul 18 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts, alongside team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who are joined by Bill Bailey and Josh Widdicombe. Jake Yapp joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.
Jul 11 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts, alongside team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who are joined by Jo Brand and Claudia Winkleman. Bill Bailey joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.
Jul 04 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts, alongside Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who are joined by Jason Manford and Stephen Mangan. Tim Key joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley.
Jun 27 2014
Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by Josie Long and Rob Beckett. Vic Reeves joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley.
Jun 20 2014
Guests are Freddie Flintoff and Rhod Gilbert. Henning Wehn joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley provide the letters and numbers.
Jun 13 2014
Jimmy Carr returns with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who are joined by Jonathan Ross and Roisin Conaty. David O'Doherty joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley.
Jun 06 2014

Season 4

6 Episodes

Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by Kevin Bridges and James Corden. Peter Serafinowicz is in Dictionary Corner with Countdown's Susie Dent.
Feb 28 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts the show, with captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by James Corden and Jack Dee. Joe Lycett and Joe Wilkinson assist Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Feb 21 2014
Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Dara O Briain and Sharon Horgan. Adam Buxton's with Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner. Rachel Riley gets 'help' from Joe Wilkinson.
Jan 24 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts the show, with captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Kathy Burke and Josh Widdicombe. Dara O Briain and Joe Wilkinson assist Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Jan 17 2014
Jimmy Carr plays host along with regular 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Miles Jupp and Aisling Bea
Jan 10 2014
Jimmy Carr hosts with captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridge. Josie Long and Joe Wilkinson assist Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Jan 03 2014

Season 3

6 Episodes

This show gets a 1980s makeover as part of Channel 4 80s Night. Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the ultimate 80s words and numbers quiz show, launched in 1982. Jon Richardson and special guest captain Lee Mack are joined by celebrity guests Henning Wehn and David O'Doherty. Countdown regular Susie Dent is joined by Vic Reeves in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little 'help' from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Sep 20 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts this edition with captain Jon Richardson and special guest captain Lee Mack who are joined by celebrity guests Bob Mortimer and Adam Hills. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with help from Alex Horne and the Horne Section while the country's favourite boffin, Rachel Riley, provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Sep 13 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts the iconic words and numbers quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests Sarah Millican and Chris Ramsey. Countdown regular Susie Dent shares Dictionary Corner with Abandoman, while the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley dispenses the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Aug 16 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts the famous words and numbers quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests Sarah Millican and Humphrey Ker. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with Rich Hall, while the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Aug 09 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts new editions of the famous words and numbers quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests Miles Jupp and Rhod Gilbert. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with Nick Helm, while the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Aug 02 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts while 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests. In this show Jason Manford joins Sean, while Rhod Gilbert teams up with Jon. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in the Dictionary Corner with Danny Dyer, while the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Jul 26 2013

Season 2

2 Episodes

Jimmy Carr hosts the famous words and numbers quiz as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captain Jon Richardson alongside actor Stephen Mangan take on Lee Mack and 'Pointless' boffin Richard Osman.Henning Wehn is in the Dictionary Corner along with Countdown regular Susie Dent. Meanwhile, Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Apr 19 2013
Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Rhod Gilbert take on Lee Mack and Rob Beckett. Tim Key is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent, and Rachel Riley is assisted by Joe Wilkinson.
Apr 12 2013

Season 1

1 Episodes

Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson take on the famous words and numbers quiz. Jimmy Carr hosts proceedings, and Sean Lock faces Jon Richardson in a rematch of the original encounter. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner along with Countdown regular Susie Dent. Meanwhile the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
Aug 24 2012