The record of 21 shows was set by Prince in 2007, and the Shine hitmakers have been feted for equalling the pop legend's feat after playing their 21st concert at the O2 on Monday night (15Jun15).

The group, now comprised of just three members - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald - following the departure of Jason Orange last year (14), was presented with the Take That-themed key plaque by venue's general manager Rebecca Kane Burton.

The framed accolade will be put on display backstage so artists will be able to view it as they walk out in front of the crowd.

The singers say of the honour, "We've loved each and every performance at The O2... 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 band concludes its current 10-date residency on 19 June (15).

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