The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 50 minutes
Countdown - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Netflix
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is a crossover between the panel games 8 Out of 10 Cats and Countdown. The show follows the format of Countdown, but with hosts and contestants from 8 Out of 10 Cats, and an emphasis on humour. The first episode aired as part of Channel 4's “mash-up night” on 2 January 2012; the first full series was aired in July 2013 and multiple series have since been commissioned. Episodes feature Jimmy Carr as host; two teams of two contestants feature in most episodes, with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as permanent team captains (various other personalities, such as Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Bill Bailey and Claudia Winkleman, deputise when either captain is unavailable to film). Rachel Riley and Susie Dent take up their regular roles from Countdown; Joe Wilkinson appears in many earlier episodes as Rachel's assistant and has also stood in as a team captain.
Countdown - Series 11 - Netflix
Countdown - References - Netflix