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Take That claim number one single
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Take That had a sell-out tour in the summer
Boy band Take That have crowned their comeback with their first UK number one single in more than a decade.

Patience climbed to the top spot after landing at number four a week ago based on download sales alone.

It is the group's ninth chart-topper of their career - their first was Pray, which made number one in 1993.

In the album chart, Irish boy band Westlife fended off competition from Oasis, U2 and the Beatles to take the top slot with The Love Album.

Oasis' greatest hits collection, Stop The Clocks, entered the chart at number two, with the Beatles' Love at three and U2's 18 Singles at four.

The rest of the top ten features greatest hits collections from Jamiroquai, George Michael and Girls Aloud, meaning that Razorlight's self-titled album is the only top 10 album consisting of new material.

Highest new entry

In the singles chart, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton climbed 21 places to number three with her version of Downtown, this year's official Children In Need song.

Emma Bunton
1 Take That - Patience
2 Akon Ft Eminem - Smack That
3 Emma Bunton - Downtown (pictured)
4 Justin Timberlake - My Love
5 Westlife - The Rose
Source: Official UK Charts Company

It is the singer's first Top 10 hit in almost three years.

Both Girls Aloud and Razorlight climbed back inside the Top 10 with Something Kinda Ooooh and America.

Nelly Furtado claimed the highest new entry with All Good Things (Come To An End) at 13, the third single to be taken from her album Loose.

Veteran US rock band the Red Hot Chilli Peppers entered the chart at 16 with their song Snow (Hey Oh), while R&B star Lemar's song Someone Should Tell You made its debut at 21.

Dance band Faithless and singer Pink also registered new entries inside the Top 30.

See clips from the video for 'Patience'

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