Channel 4 has ordered 6 specials of quiz show mash-up, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. It will be a co-produced by ITV Studios and Zeppotron.

“Originally commissioned as part of the Channel 4 Mash Up night, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown has proved it deserves a run of its own. This combination of two of Channel 4’s favourite shows brings together the best of both. It’s a treat,” said entertainment commissioning editor, Madeleine Knight.

Countdown is shot at MediaCityUK and this series will see Jimmy Carr host with regular team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who’ll be joined by guests including Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Jack Dee and Rhod Gilbert.

“It’s such a treat for us to be making more of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, not least because Countdown is such a robust format to have fun with. The combination of both shows means viewers get to play along so it really is something for both quiz and comedy fans alike,” said Zeppotron managing director, Ruth Phillips.

It will air on the channel this summer.