Comedian and writer Katherine Ryan is to become team captain on E4’s 8 out of 10 Cats when the series returns.
A regular face on the hit comedy entertainment show, Katherine will go head-to-head with Rob Beckett in the usual playful chat as panellists chew over the country’s most talked about topics and guess the results of a wide range of surveys and opinion polls.
Made by Zeppotron, part of Endemol Shine UK, 8 Out of 10 Cats returns to E4 on Tuesday 7th January at 9pm.
Joining the team captains each week will be a range of well-known celebrity faces, as well as fresh, up and coming comic talent.
Katherine says: “By now, everyone knows that I have information on Jimmy and I’m not afraid to use it. There have been many baby steps, but appearing on Cats in 2012 was without a doubt my biggest break. Describing a new ‘The Voice’ style format called ‘The Arse; a search for Britain’s greatest bum’ on the show was a life changing moment and I cannot wait to return to Cats as team captain alongside my good friend, Rob Beckett.”
Tamsin Dodgson, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Events at Channel 4 said: “Over the past few years, Katherine Ryan has become a staple of fresh comedy on Channel 4. Her appearances as a panellist on Cats have been unforgettable, but we are now beyond thrilled that Katherine will be bringing her razor-sharp wit and savage comedic style to the show full time. Katherine’s addition alongside Jimmy and Rob promises a hilarious and exciting series.’
Ruth Phillips, Zeppotron Joint Managing Director, adds: “We’re chuffed to bits that the brilliant Katherine Ryan is joining us as a new team captain on the show – she’s such a great comedian and in her, Rob and Jimmy we have a cast of three of the quickest, funniest wits out there, all at the top of their game and all of whom will be getting a lot of laughs at each other’s expense.”
The series is executive produced by Richard Cohen, Richard Osman and Ruth Phillips from Zeppotron, the makers of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Would I Lie To You (BBC1), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and The Mash Report (BBC2). The show will be series produced by Russell Balkind and directed by Barbara Wiltshire.
Katherine has also written and is set to star in The Duchess, a brand new sitcom for Netflix in 2020.
Andrew Francis, Endemol Shine