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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 19

From Countdown

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 19 was a series of seven special episodes that began on 23 December 2019 with a Christmas special and ended on 14 February 2020. The first four regular episodes of this series aired on Thursdays, after which, the schedule was reverted to the normal Friday slot.

Notably, every single episode in this Series except Christmas special had at least one nine-letter word, making it the first Series on this version of the show for such an event to occur.

Joe Wilkinson also made a special appearance as an additional guest in the Christmas special as well as Episodes 4 and 6.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
Cats119 23/12/2019 S Bob Mortimer
& Sean Lock
34 – 46* Jon Richardson
& Lucy Beaumont
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Adam Buxton Susie Dent 60
Cats120 9/01/2020 S Harry Hill
& Sean Lock
22 – 51** Jon Richardson
& Rose Matafeo
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Alex Horne &
the Horne Section
Susie Dent 76
Cats121 16/01/2020 S Joe Wilkinson
& Sean Lock
18 – 27 Jon Richardson
& Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley The Brett Domino Trio Susie Dent 72
Cats122 23/01/2020 S Richard Ayoade
& Sean Lock
44*** – 44 Jon Richardson
& Katherine Ryan
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley David O'Doherty Susie Dent 87
Cats123 30/01/2020 S Miles Jupp
& Sean Lock
17 – 44 Jon Richardson
& Sophie Duker
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Lee and Dean Susie Dent 72
Cats124 7/02/2020 S Kevin Bridges
& Sean Lock
21 – 50*** Jon Richardson
& Victoria Coren Mitchell
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Spencer Jones Susie Dent 74
Cats125 14/02/2020 S Harriet Kemsley
& Sean Lock
19 – 49 Jon Richardson
& Chris McCausland
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Nick Helm Susie Dent 70
* Includes 2 points from a bonus guess.
** Includes 15 points from the conundrum.
*** Includes 5 points from a bonus game.