8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown will return in June for a new series, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The amalgamation between the comedy panel show and daytime quiz will once again be hosted by Jimmy Carr. The show originally aired in 2012 as part of Channel 4’s ‘Mash Up’ night.

Key elements from both shows are featured; from 8 Out of 10 Cats its host Carr, and team captains Sean Lock and John Richardson, whilst resident lexicographer Susie Dent and mathematician Rachel Riley are the familiar faces from Countdown.

“Every series of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is more ambitious with an amazing line up of star guests. Countdown is a compelling game but also a brilliant comedy vehicle which is always a treat to watch.” – Madeleine Knight, Channel 4 Entertainment Commissioning Editor

A number of celebrities will be making guest appearances during the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, including Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand and Claudia Winkleman.

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