Channel 4 has commissioned six editions of 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown for 2014.
The show sees the ‘merging’ of two Channel 4 quiz legends as 8 Out of 10 Cats meets the network’s longest running show Countdown. Team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson will once again be pitted against each other in the words and numbers game. Jimmy Carr as always keeps order of proceedings sitting in the chair once the home to the bottom of legendary host Richard Whiteley of Giggleswick.
In each show they will be joined by a guest from the world of comedy and entertainment. Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent will be joined by a different comedic guest in Dictionary Corner on each show, the country’s favourite boffin Rachel Riley will be providing the letters and numbers, and Joe Wilkinson will bring his own inimitable comic take to proceedings.
We’re… delighted that 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is back for another series, hopefully cementing its place as a firm favourite with viewers. – Zeppotron Managing Director Ruth Phillips
8 Out of Cats Does Countdown is co-production by Zeppotron and Countdown producers ITV Studios.