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Episode Cats28

From Countdown

Episode Cats28, billed as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 6, Episode 1 was a special episode broadcast on 9 January 2015, as part of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Series 6.

8 Out of 10 Cats regulars Sean Lock and Jon Richardson were the contestants, along with David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan who were their teammates, while Jimmy Carr reprised his role as the host.

The match saw Jon Richardson, with the assistance of Katherine Ryan, winning by 31 – 22 in an 8-rounder and Jon specifically won one hour's worth of time alone with a puppy.

Rachel Riley was, as ever, the arithmetician, and Joe Wilkinson "helped" her out from round 5 onwards. The Dictionary Corner guest was David O'Doherty, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

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

NOTE 2: The winning prize was special in this episode as not only were there two separate prizes, it was only meant for the team captains and only one could be won. Had Sean won, the prize would have been a six-pack of canned beer.

Rounds

Rnd Selection David & Sean Score Jon & Katherine Others Max.
1 EUHBNEZIR URINE
BRINE
5 – 0 huneez ☓
ebinezur ☓
HEREIN*, INHERE*, RUBINE* 6
2 100 25 5 1 3 8 → 913 910
917
(8 + 1) × 100 + 25 − 3 × 5
12 – 0 907
921

RR: 913 = (100 + 25 + 5) × (8 − 1) + 3

16
TTT LUBENUTS Don't make it obvious. UNSUBTLE
Rnd Selection Sean Lock Score Katherine Ryan Others Max.
3 AEOANWDWN ENDOW 17 – 5 OWNED ANODE*, AWNED*, DEWAN*, DONNE*, NONDA*, NOWED*, WANED*, WANNA*, WOWED* 21
Rnd Selection David Mitchell Score Jon Richardson Others Max.
4 100 50 5 1 8 4 → 236 239 17 – 12 237
(50 − 1) × 5 − 8

RR: 236 = (8 + 1 + 50) × 4

31
TTT TRIEDASS It didn't go very well. DISASTER
Rnd Selection David & Sean Score Jon & Katherine Others Max.
5 REMYATOGL GLORY
MEATY
17 – 19 GAOLER
GLOATER
GREATLY*, LEGATOR* 38
6 100 25 8 5 4 10 → 651
640
17 – 26 653

(100 + 25 + 4) × 5 + 8

RR: 651 = (100 + 25 + 8) × 5 − 10 − 4

48
TTT NOSESCUM Eating it up. CONSUMES
7 AMIXTMEAS six ☓6
STEAM
22 – 31 mamiest ☓
STEAM
IMAMATES* 56
8 VASTBONER 22 – 31 OBSERVANT 66