Take That thank Robbie Williams after triumphing at the Brits

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Band beat Biffy Clyro, The xx, Gorillaz and Mumford & Sons as they win British Group award

Take That paid tribute to Robbie Williams after winning the British Group award at the Brit Awards 2011 tonight (February 15).

The band, who welcomed Williams back into the fold last year, beat off competition from Biffy Clyro, The xx, Gorillaz and Mumford and Sons to take home the gong from the London O2 Arena ceremony.

After singer Jason Orange admitted from the stage that the band were “sheepish” about collecting awards, bandmate Mark Owen commented: “Rob, thanks for coming back mate, appreciate it.”

It’s the first time Take That have won the award, despite receiving three previous nominations.

Earlier in the night, the band opened the show by playing their latest single ‘Kidz’.

The other British Group nominees were:

Biffy Clyro
Gorillaz
Mumford & Sons
The xx

Stay tuned to NME.COM for the latest news from the Brit Awards 2011.

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