UK: Take That among the winners at this year’s Brit Awards

UK: Take That was named best group at last night’s Brit Awards – more than two decades after their debut.

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams accepted the British Group gong for the first time in their career at the star-studded O2 ceremony hosted by James Corden.

After receiving the award, Mark Owen said: “It’s a real pleasure for the five of us to be up here.”

Other awards winners were Mumford And Sons who picked up the Mastercard British album award for Sigh No More, and Tinie Tempah, who was named British breakthrough act and got best British single for Pass Out.

Plan B was named best British male solo artist, while nu-folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling dedicated her British female solo artist gong to her mum.

Cheryl Cole handed over the award for best international female solo artist to her “girl crush” Rihanna. Cee Lo Green was named best international male solo artist.

Canadian band Arcade Fire followed their Grammy success at the weekend by picking up two Brits - for international group and international album for The Suburbs. Their fellow countryman Justin Bieber was named international breakthrough act.

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