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Sean Lock fans in tears over emotional ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ tribute episode

Sean Lock appeared in an episode of '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown' on Friday. (Channel 4)
Sean Lock appeared in an episode of '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown' on Friday. (Channel 4)

Sean Lock fans have been left in tears by an emotional 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown tribute to the late star.

On Friday night, Channel 4 aired what is thought to be the last episode of the comedy panel show that comedian Lock will appear in.

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He was a regular on the show as a team captain before his death from lung cancer in August last year, aged 58, which came as a shock to many fans.

In Friday's episode, Lock teamed up with Harry Hill against other regular team captain Jon Richardson, who was playing alongside Rosie Jones in the quiz hosted by Jimmy Carr.

Viewers were emotional over the tribute episode. (PA media)
Viewers were emotional over the tribute episode. (PA media)

A message at the end of the episode read: "In loving memory of comedy legend Sean Lock, 1963 – 2021."

One fan tweeted: "When I saw this, my eyes filled with tears. RIP Sean Lock."

Someone else added: "Lovely final episode for Sean Lock on Cats Does Countdown, got a tear in my eye."

Another viewer agreed: "8 out of 10 cats is bittersweet tonight! Sean Lock's last performance. You want to laugh but also - you just wanna cry."

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown had announced his appearance by tweeting: "New #CatsCountdown on @Channel4 at 9pm tonight with guests @HarryHill, @josierones, @nickmohammed… and comedy legend, the late great Sean Lock in one of his last appearances on the show."

Viewers were pleased to see that Lock managed to work out the conundrum clue almost immediately, beating rival Richardson.

One person tweeted: "So very apt for Sean Lock to get the conundrum on his final ever #CatsDoesCountdown appearance. A bittersweet episode."

Someone else agreed: "If that was Sean Lock’s final episode, we should all cheer that he got the final conundrum! Comedy genius."

One viewer wrote: "The joy of watching Sean Lock on #8outof10catsdoescountdown versus the sadness that it was his final appearance."

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