Channel 4 has announced that 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off are set to return, with Aisling Bea joining the former as a new team captain.
8 Out Of 10 Cats will be returning for its 19th series (the first since 2014) and a few changes have been made… Jimmy Carr is still hosting, but he’ll be joined by two new team captains – Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett. The show will air on More4, before being repeated on Channel 4.
Another series of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown has also been commissioned, with Jimmy hosting again and Jon Richardson and Sean Lock remaining as team captains. 18 episodes have been ordered, and guests will include Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Bob Mortimer and Jessica Hynes.
Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing back one of the sharpest topical panel shows on TV. This is a huge endorsement for the brand and a great opportunity to develop new talent. We’re delighted that the incredibly talented Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett will join as team captains in its newest incarnation on More4 whilst the dons Jimmy, Sean and Jon continue to make 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown appointment to view on 4.”
8 Out Of 10 Cats will air on More4 this autumn, while the next series of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown is expected in 2017.