The WORST episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Every episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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: 2/18/2024Network: Channel 4Status: Continuing
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Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope, Roisin Conaty, Jessica Hynes, Natalie Cassidy (Morgana Robinson)
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7.09
79 votes

#1 - Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Lolly Adefope, Roisin Conaty, Jessica Hynes, Natalie Cassidy (Morgana Robinson)

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/13/2018

Katherine Ryan hosts a special, celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. Roisin Conaty and Jessica Hynes go against Sara Pascoe and Lolly Adefope. Also featuring Morgana Robinson in character as Natalie Cassidy, with Susie and Rachel.

Jonathan Ross, Russell Kane, Alan Carr, Judi Love, Josh Jones
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7.22
46 votes

#2 - Jonathan Ross, Russell Kane, Alan Carr, Judi Love, Josh Jones

Season 23 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/2/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts the words and numbers game show mash-up, with Countdown regulars Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Jonathan Ross and Russell Kane take on Alan Carr and Judi Love. Josh Jones is in Dictionary Corner.

Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Maisie Adam, David O'Doherty
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7.28
47 votes

#3 - Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Maisie Adam, David O'Doherty

Season 22 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts the game show mash-up, with Countdown regulars Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Sarah Millican and Nish Kumar take on Jon Richardson and Maisie Adam. David O'Doherty is in Dictionary Corner.

Lee Mack, Joe Wilkinson, Jessica Knappett, Nigel Ng
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7.28
39 votes

#4 - Lee Mack, Joe Wilkinson, Jessica Knappett, Nigel Ng

Season 22 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts, as Lee Mack and Joe Wilkinson take on Jon Richardson and Jessica Knappett. Comedian Nigel Ng is in Dictionary Corner. Regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley and lexicographer Susie Dent are on hand to adjudicate.

Rosie Jones, Tom Allen, Sean Bean (Adam Riches)
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7.28
60 votes

#5 - Rosie Jones, Tom Allen, Sean Bean (Adam Riches)

Season 20 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/7/2020

Jimmy Carr hosts as Jon Richardson and Tom Allen take on Sean Lock and Rosie Jones. With guest Adam Riches as Sean Bean, plus experts Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.

Jack Dee, Tom Allen, Judi Love, John Cooper Clarke
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7.34
53 votes

#6 - Jack Dee, Tom Allen, Judi Love, John Cooper Clarke

Season 22 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts the game show mash-up, with Countdown regulars Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Jack Dee and Tom Allen take on Jon Richardson and Judi Love. Dr. John Cooper Clarke is in Dictionary Corner.

Alan Carr, Harriet Kemsley, Jonathan Ross, Maisie Adam, Huge Davies
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7.38
42 votes

#7 - Alan Carr, Harriet Kemsley, Jonathan Ross, Maisie Adam, Huge Davies

Season 23 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/5/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts a brand-new series of the words and numbers game show mash-up, with Countdown regulars Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Alan Carr and Harriet Kemsley play against Jonathan Ross and Maisie Adam. Huge Davies is in Dictionary Corner.

Katherine Ryan, David Mitchell, Nick Helm, Dennis Taylor
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7.39
36 votes

#8 - Katherine Ryan, David Mitchell, Nick Helm, Dennis Taylor

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2016

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.

Roisin Conaty, Asim Chaudhry, Josh Widdicombe, Bill Bailey
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7.42
52 votes

#9 - Roisin Conaty, Asim Chaudhry, Josh Widdicombe, Bill Bailey

Season 22 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/2022

Jimmy Carr hosts, as Roisin Conaty and Asim Chaudhry take on Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe. Bill Bailey is in Dictionary Corner. Regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley and lexicographer Susie Dent are on hand to adjudicate.

David O'Doherty, Natasia Demetriou, John Kearns
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7.44
77 votes

#10 - David O'Doherty, Natasia Demetriou, John Kearns

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/19/2016

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.

Vic Reeves, Lee Mack, Sara Pascoe, Alex Horne and The Horne Section
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7.45
55 votes

#11 - Vic Reeves, Lee Mack, Sara Pascoe, Alex Horne and The Horne Section

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/19/2015

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.

Stephen Mangan, Jason Manford, Tim Key
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7.46
70 votes

#12 - Stephen Mangan, Jason Manford, Tim Key

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/27/2014

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.

Johnny Vegas, Jamie Laing, David O'Doherty, Holly Walsh
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7.47
116 votes

#13 - Johnny Vegas, Jamie Laing, David O'Doherty, Holly Walsh

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/27/2017

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.

Joe Wilkinson, Jamali Maddix, Jo Brand, Rachel Parris
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7.49
43 votes

#14 - Joe Wilkinson, Jamali Maddix, Jo Brand, Rachel Parris

Season 23 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/12/2022

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 Jo Brand take on Joe Wilkinson and Jamali Maddix. Rachel Parris is in Dictionary Corner.

Jonathan Ross, Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, Ahir Shah, Catherine Cohen, Anne-Marie Imafidon
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7.50
60 votes

#15 - Jonathan Ross, Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, Ahir Shah, Catherine Cohen, Anne-Marie Imafidon

Season 24 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/6/2023

Jimmy Carr hosts as Jonathan Ross and Joe Wilkinson take on Roisin Conaty and Ahir Shah. Catherine Cohen joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner. With Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Joe Wilkinson, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons
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7.52
84 votes

#16 - Joe Wilkinson, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons

Season 18 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/9/2019

Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson take on Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. Sam Simmons is in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers.

Paul Foot, Angela Barnes, John Cooper Clarke
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7.52
61 votes

#17 - Paul Foot, Angela Barnes, John Cooper Clarke

Season 21 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/21/2021

Jimmy Carr host with Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. Sean Lock and Paul Foot take on Jon Richardson and Angela Barnes. John Cooper Clarke joins Dictionary Corner.

Joe Lycett, Judi Love, Sarah Millican, Rhod Gilbert, Jazz Emu (Archie Henderson)
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7.53
32 votes

#18 - Joe Lycett, Judi Love, Sarah Millican, Rhod Gilbert, Jazz Emu (Archie Henderson)

Season 25 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2024

Rhod Gilbert and Sarah Millican vs Judi Love and Joe Lycett. In the corner with Susie Dent: Jazz Emu.

Joe Wilkinson, Jayde Adams, David Baddiel, Pat Sharp
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7.54
121 votes

#19 - Joe Wilkinson, Jayde Adams, David Baddiel, Pat Sharp

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/3/2017

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.

Danny Dyer, Joe Wilkinson, Gabby Logan, David O'Doherty
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7.55
86 votes

#20 - Danny Dyer, Joe Wilkinson, Gabby Logan, David O'Doherty

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/2016

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.

Miles Jupp, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons
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7.55
64 votes

#21 - Miles Jupp, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2016

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.

Trevor Noah, David Baddiel, Joey Essex, Alex Horne and The Horne Section
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7.55
65 votes

#22 - Trevor Noah, David Baddiel, Joey Essex, Alex Horne and The Horne Section

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2014

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.

Joe Wilkinson, Katherine Ryan, Chris Addison, David O'Doherty
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7.56
62 votes

#23 - Joe Wilkinson, Katherine Ryan, Chris Addison, David O'Doherty

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/1/2017

Jimmy Carr hosts, and it's Jon Richardson and Chris Addison against Joe Wilkinson and Katherine Ryan, with David O'Doherty in Dictionary Corner.

Isy Suttie, Richard Osman, Alex Horne, Alex Horne and The Horne Section
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7.57
63 votes

#24 - Isy Suttie, Richard Osman, Alex Horne, Alex Horne and The Horne Section

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/2016

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.

Lee Mack, Munya Chawawa, Harriet Kemsley, David O'Doherty
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7.58
38 votes

#25 - Lee Mack, Munya Chawawa, Harriet Kemsley, David O'Doherty

Season 25 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/12/2024

Jimmy Carr hosts a brand new series of the anarchic letters and numbers mash-up, with Countdown regulars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley. Jon Richardson and Harriet Kemsley take on Lee Mack and Munya Chawawa, while David O'Doherty joins Susie in Dictionary Corner.