8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
CHANNEL 4, 9PM
When 8Out of10Cats regulars Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock played long-running quiz Countdown as part of Channel 4’s mash-up in 2012, some thought the idea might fall flat on its face. However, it proved to be one of Channel 4’s most rewarding experiments, not least because Jon got to show of what a maths wiz he is when under pressure. “Wouldn’t that make a great series?” thought many. Well, now here it is, and joining all of the above are Rhod Gilbert and Jason Manford. Adding glamour to the proceedings are Countdown regulars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.
Words and numbers: Jimmy Carr hosts the game show.