Try not to laugh at these 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown best bits

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown is back this Christmas for a festive special.

But before then, try not to laugh at these best bits from the show’s past five years.

In a series of highlights uploaded by Channel 4, we see all the top moments from what started as a one-off mash up in 2012.

Since then there have been 10 series and over 80 episodes.

A Christmas special will air on Friday, December 29 at 9PM on Channel 4.

Jimmy Carr will host the special Christmas edition packed with comic conundrums, festive surprises and laughs aplenty.

Jon Richardson and Catherine Tate team up against Sean Lock and Joe Wilkinson, while Joe Lycett joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and maths whizz Rachel Riley is in charge of the numbers and letters.

8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is regularly hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

They take over Channel 4’s the classic letters and numbers quiz which typically airs in the early afternoon.

They’re joined by Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent will preside over Dictionary Corner with a special guest each week.

Plus there is Queen of the Numbers, mathematician Rachel Riley.

Guests in the series 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.

Meanwhile, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown has also been nominated for four British Comedy Awards, including Best Comedy Panel Programme and Best Comedy Moment of 2014.