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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Series 2-Episode 1

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It’s an unnerving combination – imagine waking up to it after jetlag, or a snooze on the sofa – but the mash-up between the irreverent panel show and the venerable quiz has been popular enough for Channel 4 to have a new batch made.

As long as Jimmy Carr is in the host’s chair, he’ll dominate the fight for the Countdown teapot, while the teams stretch themselves by trying to do the jokes and get a decent word at the same time; you don’t get to be a TV comedian without a competitive streak. Tonight Sean Lock has Jason Manford on his side, while Jon Richardson forms a loose allegiance with Rhod Gilbert.

Summary

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by Jason Manford and Rhod Gilbert. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with actor Danny Dyer, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.

Cast & Crew

Host Jimmy Carr
Team Captain Jon Richardson
Team Captain Sean Lock
Panellist Rhod Gilbert
Panellist Jason Manford
Contributor Susie Dent
Contributor Rachel Riley
Contributor Joe Wilkinson
Guest Danny Dyer
Director Richard Valentine
Executive Producer Richard Osman
Executive Producer Ruth Phillips
Executive Producer Andrew Westwell
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