UPDATED with Series 9 premiere date and new synopsis:
2016 begins with a bang as 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown returns to Channel 4 on January 7th for more letters, numbers, and conundrum antics.
Host Jimmy Carr will be joined by 8 out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson for more mischievous mocking, competitive banter and downright silliness in the infamous Countdown studios.
Each week will feature a fresh line up of comedy and showbiz guests. This series’ include: Aisling Bea, Rob Beckett, Jason Manford, Isy Suttie, Richard Osman, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Vic Reeves, Sara Pascoe and Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Sam Simmons.
Keeping the boys in line as ever, will be reigning letters and numbers guru, Rachel Riley and in Dictionary Corner, lexicographer Susie Dent.
Tune in to the original comedy quiz show mash up this January!
8 out of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are back to take over the classic letters and numbers quiz in a new series of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
Kicking off with a Christmas Special, a whole host of familiar faces from the worlds of comedy and entertainment will join Jimmy, Sean and Jon in the Countdown studios for more comedy innuendos, unpredictable conundrums and laughs a plenty.
As ever, Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent will preside over Dictionary Corner with a special guest each week. Comedian Joe Wilkinson will be back to questionably assist the Queen of the Numbers, mathematician Rachel Riley.
Guests this series will include 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. Sean Lock is up for Best Male Television Comic and Joe Wilkinson for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist, while the show is up for Best Comedy Panel Programme and Best Comedy Moment of 2014.
8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is commissioned for Channel 4 by Madeleine Knight and Endemol is the production company.