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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 6

From Countdown

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 6 was a series of seven special episodes that began on 29 December 2014 with a Christmas Special and ended on 13 February 2015.

Notably, the Christmas Special was the first time a seven-round format was used, discounting the original 30-minute backdoor pilot. It has since become a permanent fixture on the show (although some eight-round games were played up until 2019) to allow more time for comedic and anecdotal sections

Besides this, the series was noticeable for three things: Jon Richardson missed his first episode of the show for the first time since it began in 2012, the highest bonus points of 843 ever awarded on the show in Episode 2 and Joe Wilkinson leaving the show as his role as the Arithmetician after 6 February 2015 despite Jimmy Carr insisting that he no longer works for the show since the Christmas Special.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
Cats27 29/12/2014 S Kathy Burke
& Sean Lock
28 – 38 Jon Richardson
& David Baddiel
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson Alex Horne &
the Horne Section
Susie Dent 60
Cats28 9/01/2015 S David Mitchell
& Sean Lock
22 – 31 Jon Richardson
& Katherine Ryan
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson David O'Doherty Susie Dent 66
Cats29 16/01/2015 S Roisin Conaty
& Sean Lock
28 – 890* Jon Richardson
& Jack Whitehall
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson Rob Beckett Susie Dent 903
Cats30 23/01/2015 S Reginald D. Hunter
& Sean Lock
34 – 62 Jon Richardson
& Aisling Bea
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson Holly Walsh Susie Dent 84
Cats31 30/01/2015 S Romesh Ranganathan
& Sean Lock
33 – 41 Jon Richardson
& Johnny Vegas
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson Josie Long Susie Dent 58
Cats32 6/02/2015 S Vic Reeves
& Sean Lock
28 – 30 Jon Richardson
& Bob Mortimer
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Joe Wilkinson Jack Whitehall Susie Dent 68
Cats33 13/02/2015 S Jen Steadman,
Jason Manford
& Sean Lock
54 – 28 Sarah Millican,
Jonathan Ross
& Roisin Conaty
Jimmy Carr Rachel Riley Bill Bailey Susie Dent 68
* Includes 843 points from a conundrum.