Just a couple of weeks ago I was wishing that 8 Out Of 10 Cats would return, it's been a couple of years since it had a full series. There were a couple of specials in 2015 but that was it. I was looking about YouTube last week and my wish was fulfilled. The show was back and Nick From Fulham had posted it on YouTube. You can see the 1st episode of the 20th Series by clicking that link. When I got up at 4:30 this morning I found the 2nd episode posted just an hour earlier. I watched the episode and it generated some laughs.
Jimmy Carr still hosts the show but sadly Jon Richardson and Sean Lock are no longer team captains. I'll miss them but I'm happy with new team captains Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea. Sean had been with the show since 2005 but Jon had been the replacement for Jason Manford and Jason had been the replacement for Dave Spikey. Not everyone was happy with the changes in team captains. There were a good number of negative comments on YouTube. Besides disliking the new team captains they didn't care for some of the guests. Reminds me not to read comments on YouTube.
Episode one has guests Jamie Laing, Tattoo Fixers’ Paisley Billings and comedians Joe Wilkinson and Jayde Adams. Joe is a favorite of mine. I almost always like him on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown but I can understand why people might not like his comedy style. It's not too mainstream and it often skews into the uncomfortable.
Episode two has guests Joey Essex, Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman and comedians Roisin Conaty and Nish Kumar. They spend a lot of the episode on the Trump election. Funny. There's a fun and heart warming John Lewis ad. People were talking about it.