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Episode Cats125, billed as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 19, Episode 6 was a special episode broadcast on 14 February 2020, as part of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 19.

Regulars Sean Lock and Jon Richardson were the contestants, along with Harriet Kemsley and Chris McCausland who were their teammates respectively, while Jimmy Carr reprised his role as the host.

The match saw Jon Richardson, with the assistance of Chris McCausland, winning by 49 – 19 in a 7-rounder and they won a pair of Countdown American football kits. Joe Wilkinson also made a special appearance just before Round 5 where he claimed he had a growth spurt until he "extended" way beyond the top of the studio ceiling and gave the audience a glimpse of how it looked like (albeit with him cleaning up "dead" pigeons and accidentally "tripping" the studio's power supply in the process).

Rachel Riley was, as ever, the arithmetician. The Dictionary Corner guest was Nick Helm, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Interesting and notable moments from the episode are listed below:

1) During the Introduction, Sean introduced his own review service named SeanAdviser.com (A spoof on TripAdvisor) which only had a maximum rating of two stars. Later on, Jon showed off what appeared to be former prizes given away on the show. While most of them were never given away before, some like the basketball have as shown in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 16, Episode 2.

2) During the 30 seconds in Round 1, Jimmy proceeded to "skydive" (the scenery was shot outside the studio), to which after failing to open his parachute, he came "crashing" down from the studio ceiling with noticeable debris falling onto the floor.

3) In Round 2, even though Jon was not asked to show his solution, it can be assumed he had an identical solution to Chris' one.

4) In Round 3, to allow the other contestants to simulate how Chris felt like playing thus far, everyone except Chris wore blindfolds and played together. Also, just after that round, the show celebrated Nick's birthday with several crew members dressed in T-shirts with his face on it giving him balloons, a cutout of Susie in reference to him trying to woo her in the past as well as showering confetti on him, indicating the show was recorded in early-October 2019.

5) During the 30 seconds in Round 5, Jimmy tried making waffles, only for him to "stick" his hand into the machine and resulting in his hand becoming "waffle-like". Later on, all the contestants were given waffles complimentary with syrups.

NOTE 1: In this version, both players' declarations were allowed, although points were only awarded for the best answer.

NOTE 2: During the conundrum, because Chris was blind, the conundrum had to be revealed before the time started to allow Jimmy to say to him what was on the board. To aid him further, Jimmy would repeat saying it at certain time intervals.

NOTE 3: This episode deviated significantly from the normal format of a seven-round episode. The second anecdote was brought forward just before the first teaser, all contestants were playing in Round 3 and there was significantly more time allocated for comedy.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Harriet & Sean Score Jon & Chris Others Max.
1 RILSEDXCU CURSED
CURLED
6 – 6 sexiled ☓
SLIDER
CRUISED, CURDLES*, SLUICED 7
2 25 75 5 2 7 6 → 736 737
732
5 × 2 × 50 − (6 + 7)
13 – 13 735
735
(75 + 25 + 5) × 7 *
(75 + 25 + 5) × 7

RR: 736 = (75 × 5 − 7) × 2

17
TTT DONGEXIT I feel better already. DETOXING
3 ASOHDPSER asoh ☓
pushed ☓
13 – 19 SPARED
SHAPED
RHAPSODES 35
Rnd Selection Sean Lock Score Chris McCausland Others Max.
4 25 8 7 5 4 7 → 427 13 – 26 426
25 × (8 + 5 + 4) + 7 ÷ 7

RR: 427 = (8 × 7 + 5) × 7

45
TTT NEATPARP There's no hiding it. APPARENT
Rnd Selection Harriet & Sean Score Jon & Chris Others Max.
5 POVARTSMU STORM
SPROUT
13 – 33 VAPOURS
VAPOURS
OUTARMS*, RUMPOTS* 52
TTT LUBERODS These are big and heavy. BOULDERS
6 ENALIRDNZ LEARN
LIZARD
19 – 39 danlier ☓
LAZIER
INLANDER, RENDZINA* 60
7 BOREDWANK 19 – 49 BREAKDOWN
(27.25 seconds)
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