8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 2, Episode 4

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 2, Episode 4 was a special episode broadcast on 16 August 2013, as part of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 2.

8 out of 10 Cats regulars Sean Lock and Jon Richardson were the contestants, along with Sarah Millican and Chris Ramsey who were their teammates, while Jimmy Carr reprised his role as the host.

The match saw Jon Richardson, with the assistance of Chris Ramsey, winning by 62 – 40 in a 9-rounder.

Rachel Riley was, as ever, the arithmetician, and Joe Wilkinson helped her out from Round 5 onwards. The Dictionary Corner guest was Abandoman, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

NOTE: In this version, both players' declarations were allowed, although points were only awarded for the best answer.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Sarah & Sean Score Jon & Chris Others Max.
1 UIOCNTLRE RECOUNT
COUNTER
7 – 7 COUNTER/RECOUNT
LITRE
NEUROTIC*, OUTLINER* 8
2 75 100 50 25 2 8 → 441 450
450
7 – 14 440
450
(75 ÷ 25 + 2 + 50) × 8

RR: 441 = (50 + 2) × 8 + 25

18
TTT SEANSBUM Brightens your day. SUNBEAMS
Rnd Selection Sean Lock Score Jon Richardson Others Max.
3 NAKDEIGPE GAINED 7 – 21 PEEKING KEEPING*, PEAKING* 25
Rnd Selection Sarah Millican Score Chris Ramsey Others Max.
4 75 25 2 1 4 6 → 319 318
(75 + 25 + 6) × (4 − 1)
14 – 21 325

RR: 319 = 75 × 4 + 25 − 6

35
TTT TOOLFLAB A lot of men are familiar with this. FOOTBALL
Rnd Selection Sarah & Sean Score Jon & Chris Others Max.
5 OAEWSVILJ LOAVES
SWIVEL
20 – 27 VOWELS
AS
JALEOS*, JOVIAL*, OLIVES, VALISE*, VIOLAS*, WAIVES, WOLVES* 41
6 50 6 7 1 1 6 → 311 312
311
6 × 50 + 7 + 6 − 1 − 1
30 – 37 311
311 ☓
(50 + 1) × 6 + 6 − 1


51
TTT ITUGJONS Coming at me with his pole. JOUSTING
7 AOIIACSDP COP
CADS
30 – 42 DISCO
ACID
CAPIAS*, CAPSID*, POSADA*, PSOCID*, SPODIC* 57
8 100 7 4 10 1 3 → 991 991
7
10 × 100 − (7 + 3 − 1)
40 – 52 991
991 ☓
(100 − 1) × 10 + 4 − 3


67
9 GROPEYHAG 40 – 62 GEOGRAPHY
(15 seconds)
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