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Fantastic bit of British game-show comedy!
Reilly_411 August 2005
8 out of 10 cats is a game show in which two teams answer questions linked to opinion polls answered for by the general British public. Hosted by the terrific Jimmy Carr, it features Sean Lock and Dave Spikey (both also brilliant) as the team captains, and a host of famous faces to be the other team members. The comedy comes thick and fast, especially from Lock and Spikey, with regular quips from the guests, most of which are surprisingly funny! With a host like Carr, and team captains who know what they're doing, this programme is an absolute treat and should not be missed.

This programme has become one of my favourite comedy game shows, up there with Have I Got News For You, Shooting Stars, and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Don't Miss!
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Ruined by Rob
arab-615057 April 2019
Most shows up until the current series are pretty good. Jimmy Carr and Sean Lock in particular. However, it has been utterly ruined with the intoduction of Rob Beckett as a captain. Now about as funny as pulling teeth, giant shiny teeth at that. No wonder the viewing figures are through the floor. Won't last long now I wouldn't think unless they get shot of Beckett and replace him with someone or something much more funny, like a halloween mask on a broom or perhaps even a door handle.
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Varies a lot
DavidYZ4 July 2017
This is a comedy panel game about public opinion and recent events. It was originally shown on Channel 4, then moved to More4 and is now on E4.

Every episode is hosted by Jimmy Carr. Each of the two teams has a captain and two guests. The captains have been Sean Lock, Dave Spikey, Jason Manford and Jon Richardson. The current captains are Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea.

How good it is varies a lot, depending on who is on that episode. Some guests are good, but many are awful. Aisling Bea is the best of the captains.
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8 Out of 10 Cats
jboothmillard6 September 2005
Warning: Spoilers
I was watching this comedy panel show when it first aired in 2005, because I was a big fan of the host comedian, since it started it has gone through changes, but it continues to entertain. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, with team captains Sean Lock (series 1-19), Dave Spikey (series 1-4), Jason Manford (series 5-10), Jon Richardson (series 11-19), Rob Beckett (series 20) and Aisling Bea (series 20), the show is all about surveys, statistics and opinion polls, based on the week's news, and general subjects, e.g. food and drink, relationships, television, film, sport, politics, etc. The title is based on the Whiskas slogan "8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas". Guests on the show have included: James Acaster, Nicola Adams, Grace Adams-Short, Chris Addison, Rebecca Adlington, Fiona Allen, Tom Allen, Simon Amstell, Peter Andre, Lisa Appleton, Richard Ayoade, Richard Bacon, David Baddiel, Ruth Badger, Stephen Baldwin, Michael Ball, Zoë Ball, Duncan Bannatyne, Dane Baptiste, John Barrowman, Aisling Bea, Rob Beckett, Brian Belo, Mark "Bez" Berry, Christopher Biggins, Jason Biggs, Tattoo Fixers' Paisley Billings, John Bishop, The Apprentice's Raef Bjayou, Heston Blumenthal, Jennie Bond, Edith Bowman, Frankie Boyle, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Fern Britton, Alex Brooker, Charlie Brooker, Desiree Burch, Ed Byrne, Gemma Cairney, Susan Calman, Scott Capurro, Alan Carr, Natalie Cassidy, Amy Childs, Melanie "Mel C" Chisholm, Paul Chowdhry, Alexa Chung, Terry Christian, Jarred Christmas, Jeremy Clarkson, Julian Clary, EastEnders' Charlie Clements, Alun Cochrane, Paralympic athlete Hannah Cockroft, Gemma Collins, Roisin Conaty, Victoria Coren, James Corden, Matthew Crosby, Jamie Cullum, Alan Cumming, Tess Daly, Alan Davies, Greg Davies, Tom Davis, Jack Dee, Rob Delaney, Nancy Dell'Olio, Les Dennis, Janice Dickinson, Danny Dyer, Matt Edmondson, Jeremy Edwards, Rick Edwards, Kian Egan, Joey Essex, Example, Tom Felton, Vanessa Feltz, Yvette Fielding, Carrie Fisher, Micky Flanagan, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, Paul Foot, Matt Forde, Stewart Francis, Kirsty Gallacher, Kate Garraway, Boy George, Peaches Geldof, Uri Geller, David Gest, Josie Gibson, Mel Giedroyc, Rhod Gilbert, Trisha Goddard, Jade Goody, Stephen Graham, Nikki Grahame, Richard E. Grant, Germaine Greer, Nick Grimshaw, Bear Grylls, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Richard Hammond, John Hannah, Rich Hall, David Hasselhoff, Nick Helm, Eamonn Holmes, Paul Hollywood, Katie Hopkins, Kelly Hoppen, Chantelle Houghton, Rufus Hound, Russell Howard, Chris Hoy, Kate Humble, Reginald D. Hunter, Konnie Huq, Jamelia, Alex James, Duncan James, Elis James, Jedward, Dr. Christian Jessen, Jimeoin, Dom Joly, Alex Jones, Danny Jones, Peter Jones, Steve Jones, Ulrika Jonsson, Phill Jupitus, Miles Jupp, Chris Kamara, Russell Kane, Vernon Kay, Paul Kaye, Ronan Keating, Lorraine Kelly, Patsy Kensit, Amir Khan, Shappi Khorsandi, Myleene Klass, Jodie Kidd, Patrick Kielty, Nish Kumar, Jamie Laing, Derek Laud, Lauren Laverne, Tony Law, Iain Lee, Olivia Lee, Stewart Lee, Lethal Bizzle, Alice Levine, Denise Lewis, Sally Lindsay, Ken Livingstone, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Ollie Locke, Gabby Logan, Josie Long, Joe Lycett, Lee Mack, Kelvin MacKenzie, Richard Madeley, Bobby Mair, Tina Malone, Jason Manford, Stephen Mangan, Mario Marconi, Luke Marsden, Kym Marsh, Spencer Matthews, Andrew Maxwell, Jennie McAlpine, Carol McGiffin, Paddy McGuinness, Michael McIntyre, James McQuillan, The Vamps' James McVey, Deborah Meaden, Jennifer Metcalfe, Ben Miller, Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin, David Mitchell, Piers Morgan, Neil Morrissey, Chris Moyles, Olly Murs, Cathy Newman, Kayvan Novak, Christian O'Connell, David O'Doherty, Chris O'Dowd, Dawn O'Porter, Bill Oddie, Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Richard Osman, Patsy Palmer, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Theo Paphitis, Lorraine Pascale, Sara Pascoe, Sue Perkins, Emo Philips, Sally Phillips, Chris Ramsey, Romesh Ranganathan, Louise Redknapp, Vic Reeves, Alex Reid, Craig Revel Horwood, Griff Rhys Jones, Jon Richardson, Rachel Riley, Fay Ripley, Joan Rivers, Jonathan Ross, Rob Rouse, Greg Rusedski, Greg Rutherford, Katherine Ryan, June Sarpong, Kieron "Science" Harvey, Peter Serafinowicz, Sarah Silverman, Kate Silverton, Ellie Simmonds, The Vamps' Brad Simpson, First Dates' Fred Sirieix, Christian Slater, Daniel Sloss, Louis Smith, Stacey Solomon, Louie Spence, Phil Spencer, Jerry Springer, Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens, Debra Stephenson, Gerry Stergiopoulos, Jessica Stevenson, Tiff Stevenson, Janet Street-Porter, Tinchy Stryder, Isy Suttie, Meera Syal, Liza Tarbuck, Ellie Taylor, Carol Thatcher, Rhys Thomas, John Thomson, Bruno Tonioli, Thomas Turgoose, Charley Uchea, Denise van Outen, Johnny Vaughan, Johnny Vegas, Carol Vorderman, Lea Walker, Danny Wallace, Gregg Wallace, David Walliams, Seann Walsh, Jack Whitehall, Holly Walsh, Kimberley Walsh, Louis Walsh, Seann Walsh, Gok Wan, Mark Watson, Tim Westwood, Henning When, Josh Widdicombe, Joe Wilkinson, Holly Willoughby, Ricky Wilson, Claudia Winkleman, Henry Winkler, Kimberly Wyatt, Alex Zane and many more. It is funny, it is clever and it is interesting, being both comedic and factual, including Christmas, Big Brother and other specials, I perhaps prefer it to Have I Got News for You, a brilliant satirical comedy panel show. Very good!
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