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Tonight’s Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown line up

Tonight's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown guests - is it new or a repeat?
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Picture: Channel 4

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown is back on Channel 4 – who’s on tonight’s show?


Jimmy Carr will be back as host with an episode full of comic conundrums, surprises and laughs aplenty.

As ever, he’ll be joined by Rachel Riley and Susie Dent together with a line up of celebrity guests.

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown: – Presenter Jimmy Carr with Rachel Riley and Susie Dent

Who’s on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown tonight?

Tonight’s episode (Friday, 9 February) Jimmy Carr, Susie Dent and Rachel Riley host a brand new episode of the anarchic letters and numbers game.

The episode features Jon Richardson and Asim Chaudhry taking on Joe Wilkinson and Roisin Conaty.

Lucy Pearman joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.

Tune in at 9PM on Channel 4.


Watch 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown online

You can watch up on all the latest episodes online as well as catch up on past series on Channel 4’s All 4 catchup service HERE.

8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is fronted by Jimmy Carr with regular team captain Jon Richardson.

They take over Channel 4’s the classic letters and numbers quiz which usually airs in the early afternoon, currently helmed by Nick Hewer.

In each episode they’ll be joined by Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent who is in control of Dictionary Corner with a special guest each week. Joining Susie is mathematician Rachel Riley, Queen of the Numbers.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown first launched as a one-off mash up in 2012 for a special night of programmes on Channel 4. After proving a hit with viewers, there have been more than 20 series and over 100 episodes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats.


Sean Lock appeared as a team captain throughout the series until his sad passing in 2021.

Regular guests in the series over the years have included David Mitchell, Jack Whitehall, Johnny Vegas, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Reginald D. Hunter, Aisling Bea, David Baddiel and Alex Horne & the Horne Section.