8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown line up and how to watch online

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2019 start time, episodes, celebrities and guests


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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown is back this evening for a brand new episode.

The new 2019 series continues this evening (Friday, August 23) with the fourth show of the series at 9PM on Channel 4.

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

This week's line up will see Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe take on special guest team captain Alan Carr and Tom Allen in the classic words and numbers quiz.

Rosie Jones joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers.

The first episode of the series (July 26) featured Miles Jupp and Rose Matafeo alongside team captains Sean and Jon with Vic Reeves in Dictionary Corner.

Episode 2 (August 2) starred Victoria Coren Mitchell and James Acaster with Morgana Robinson joining Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.

A third episode (August 9) saw Joe Wilkinson and Sara Pascoe with Sam Simmons join the show.

Episode 4 (August 16) featured Sean Lock, Rob Beckett, team captain Alan Carr and Sarah Millican with Nick Mohammed in Dictionary Corner.

Meanwhile, next week (August 30) will see Harriet Kemsley, Alan Carr and Catherine Tate with Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner.

Watch 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown online

You can catch up on all the new episodes online as well as other past series on Channel 4's All4 catchup service.

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

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

They're joined by Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent who presides over Dictionary Corner with a special guest each week. Plus there is Queen of the Numbers, mathematician Rachel Riley.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown originally started as a 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 15 series and over 100 episodes of 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

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.

As well as winning a huge TV audience, 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.

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