Danny Dyer pictured sitting in ‘Countdown’ dictionary corner

Actor will show off his lexicological skills on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown' tonight (July 26)

Channel 4 has released a picture to whet appetites for Danny Dyer‘s eagerly-anticipated appearance in Countdown‘s dictionary corner tonight (July 26).

The actor will team up with Countdown‘s words whizz Susie Dent on the first episode of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, the channel’s new comedy mash-up quiz, which airs at 9pm this evening.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown was originally created for Channel 4’s “mash-up night” in January 2012 and the channel recently commissioned a full series of six hour-long episodes. 8 Out Of 10 CatsJimmy Carr will host the popular words and numbers quiz while team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson compete against each other.

They’ll be joined by different celebrity guests in each episode, with Jack Dee, Jason Manford and Sarah Millican all set to appear across the run. Dent will also get a different special guest partner each week, though Dyer is likely to prove a tough act to follow.

Dictionary corner is the third new assignment for the actor in recent weeks after he was cast in the next series of Hollyoaks Later and an upcoming British action flick called Assassin.