8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

The BEST episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Every episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown!

Jimmy Carr hosts proceedings as the 8 Out of 10 Cats crew take over the words and numbers quiz.

Last Updated: 11/27/2022Network:Channel 4
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Lee Mack, Bob Mortimer, Adam Hills, Alex Horne and The Horne Section
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8.44
55 votes

#1 - Lee Mack, Bob Mortimer, Adam Hills, Alex Horne and The Horne Section

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/13/2013

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.

Miles Jupp, Aisling Bea, Nick Helm
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8.41
112 votes

#2 - Miles Jupp, Aisling Bea, Nick Helm

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/10/2014

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

Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert, Danny Dyer
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8.22
83 votes

#3 - Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert, Danny Dyer

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/26/2013

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.

Bill Bailey, Josh Widdicombe, Jake Yapp
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8.19
109 votes

#4 - Bill Bailey, Josh Widdicombe, Jake Yapp

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/11/2014

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.

Bill Bailey, Joe Wilkinson, Isy Suttie, Joe Lycett
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8.17
24 votes

#5 - Bill Bailey, Joe Wilkinson, Isy Suttie, Joe Lycett

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/14/2015

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.

Rhod Gilbert, Miles Jupp, Nick Helm
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8.15
68 votes

#6 - Rhod Gilbert, Miles Jupp, Nick Helm

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/2/2013

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.

Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Abandoman
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8.14
28 votes

#7 - Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Abandoman

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/16/2013

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.

Johnny Vegas, Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett, Vic Reeves
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8.13
23 votes

#8 - Johnny Vegas, Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett, Vic Reeves

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/17/2015

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.

Lucy Beaumont, Richard Ayoade, Joe Wilkinson, Finlay Christie
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8.12
43 votes

#9 - Lucy Beaumont, Richard Ayoade, Joe Wilkinson, Finlay Christie

Season 23 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/29/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts a brand-new series of the words and numbers game show mash-up, with Countdown regulars Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont take on Richard Ayoade and Joe Wilkinson. Finlay Christie is in Dictionary Corner.

Humphrey Ker, Sarah Millican, Rich Hall
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8.11
28 votes

#10 - Humphrey Ker, Sarah Millican, Rich Hall

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/9/2013

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.

Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson, Adam Riches
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8.10
87 votes

#11 - Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson, Adam Riches

Season 18 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/6/2019

Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson. Adam Riches is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent. With Rachel Riley and Jimmy Carr.

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Kathy Burke, Josh Widdicombe, Dara O'Briain
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8.09
77 votes

#12 - Kathy Burke, Josh Widdicombe, Dara O'Briain

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2014

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.

Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson, John Cooper Clarke
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8.07
82 votes

#13 - Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson, John Cooper Clarke

Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/20/2018

Jimmy Carr hosts with Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan who take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson in the classic words and number quiz. Dr John Cooper Clarke in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley looks after the numbers.

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Jack Dee, James Corden, Joe Lycett
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8.06
97 votes

#14 - Jack Dee, James Corden, Joe Lycett

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/21/2014

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.

Lucy Beaumont, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Bec Hill
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8.06
53 votes

#15 - Lucy Beaumont, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Bec Hill

Season 21 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/11/2021

Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont take on Roisin Conaty and Joe Wilkinson. Bec Hill joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley.

Rhod Gilbert, Kevin Bridges, Josie Long
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8.04
112 votes

#16 - Rhod Gilbert, Kevin Bridges, Josie Long

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/3/2014

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.

Freddie Flintoff, Bill Bailey, Roisin Conaty, Rob Beckett
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8.04
26 votes

#17 - Freddie Flintoff, Bill Bailey, Roisin Conaty, Rob Beckett

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/31/2015

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.

Romesh Ranganathan, Johnny Vegas, Josie Long
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8.04
26 votes

#18 - Romesh Ranganathan, Johnny Vegas, Josie Long

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2015

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.

Michelle Wolf, Rob Beckett, Spencer Jones
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8.01
72 votes

#19 - Michelle Wolf, Rob Beckett, Spencer Jones

Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2019

Jimmy Carr hosts as Sean Lock and Michelle Wolf take on Jon Richardson and Rob Beckett in the classic words and numbers quiz. Spencer Jones joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner

Lee Mack, Rob Beckett, Rhod Gilbert, Tim Key
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8.01
77 votes

#20 - Lee Mack, Rob Beckett, Rhod Gilbert, Tim Key

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/12/2013

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.

Lee Mack, Richard Osman, Stephen Mangan, Henning Wehn
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8.00
38 votes

#21 - Lee Mack, Richard Osman, Stephen Mangan, Henning Wehn

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/19/2013

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.

Mel Giedroyc, Lee Mack, David O'Doherty, Adam Buxton
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8.00
23 votes

#22 - Mel Giedroyc, Lee Mack, David O'Doherty, Adam Buxton

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/24/2015

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.

Andrew Flintoff, Rhod Gilbert, Henning Wehn
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8.00
60 votes

#23 - Andrew Flintoff, Rhod Gilbert, Henning Wehn

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/13/2014

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.

Roisin Conaty, Sarah Millican, Rhod Gilbert, David O'Doherty
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7.97
33 votes

#24 - Roisin Conaty, Sarah Millican, Rhod Gilbert, David O'Doherty

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/3/2015

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.

Roisin Conaty, Jonathan Ross, David O'Doherty
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7.97
94 votes

#25 - Roisin Conaty, Jonathan Ross, David O'Doherty

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/6/2014

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.

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