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Take That to receive key to The O2

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Take That to receive key to The O2

Take That are to receive the key to The O2.

The trio, comprised of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, are to be presented with the accolade after reaching 21 performances at the central London venue - a record first established by Prince in 2007.

The band said: "We've loved each and every performance at The O2 and this run of ten nights has been particularly special. We're delighted that so many people have had the chance to see us and this award is for each and every one of them. Thanks to everyone involved in making our performances what they are and of course to The O2 team for the key to the venue, it means a lot. "

The 'Relight My Fire' hitmakers - who released their seventh studio album 'III', their first since Jason Orange left the band, last year - completed eight sell-out shows at the iconic arena in 2008, and have since racked up a staggering 21 performances in total thanks to a New Year's Eve show, a Jingle Bell Ball performance, two appearances at the BRIT Awards, and their recent run of 10 shows, which will end with their 22nd gig on Friday (19.06.15).

The key, which was designed using the band's latest album artwork, will now be housed on the walk to the arena's stage.