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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 22

From Countdown

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 22 was a series of seven special episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown that began on 24 December 2021 with a Christmas special and ended on 11 February 2022 with a final and posthumous appearance of Team Captain Sean Lock who had passed away from lung cancer in mid-August 2021. This was the first series to be broadcast since his death as well, with an image of him on the show and an accompanying caption acknowledging this during the two episodes mentioned above.

All episodes were also recorded prior to Rachel Riley going on maternity leave to give birth to her second daughter (at the time of the Series airing, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon was taking her place on the regular version of the show). A limited studio audience was also allowed to be present in compliance with social distancing guidelines at the time of filming, although they were not seen on-screen.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
Cats136 24/12/2021 S Jason Manford
& Lee Mack
59* – 22 Jon Richardson
& Sarah Millican
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Nick Mohammed Susie Dent 72
Cats137 7/01/2022 S Kiri Pritchard-McLean
& Roisin Conaty
6 – 33 Jon Richardson
& Rob Beckett
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Huge Davies Susie Dent 48
Cats138 14/01/2022 S Tom Allen
& Jack Dee
27* – 42* Jon Richardson
& Judi Love
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Dr John Cooper Clarke Susie Dent 64
Cats139 21/01/2022 S Asim Chaudhry
& Roisin Conaty
15 – 58 Jon Richardson
& Josh Widdicombe
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Bill Bailey Susie Dent 66
Cats140 28/01/2022 S Joe Wilkinson
& Lee Mack
39 – 46 Jon Richardson
& Jessica Knappett
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Nigel Ng Susie Dent 59
Cats141 4/02/2022 S Nish Kumar
& Sarah Millican
25 – 41 Jon Richardson
& Maisie Adam
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley David O'Doherty Susie Dent 72
Cats142 11/02/2022 S Harry Hill
& Sean Lock
23 – 32 Jon Richardson
& Rosie Jones
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Nick Mohammed Susie Dent 60
* Includes 5 points from a bonus round.