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

The 2019 series kicks off this evening (Friday, January 11) with the first show 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, Sean Lock and Johnny Vegas take on guest captain Alan Carr and Lou Sanders.

Plus, other guests on the line up include the Brett Domino Trio who join Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley is again looking after the numbers.

The episode comes a couple of weeks after the Christmas special which aired on December 23.

Sean Lock and Kathy Burke took on Jon Richardson and David Mitchell, while James Acaster joined Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, as Rachel Riley handled the numbers and letters.

Plus Joe Wilkinson made an appearance with plenty of festive surprises.

You can catch up with the Christmas special as well as other past episodes 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 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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