Take That win Ivor Novello Outstanding Achievement (but where’s Jason Orange?)

Just when Gary Barlow thought his year couldn't get any better, Take That go and pick up an Ivor Novello.

Take That's Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen pose with their Ivor Novellos. Copyright [Twitter]

X Factor judge Gary Barlow who is just about EVERYWHERE at the moment was made even prouder this afternoon as the Take That boys were awarded the Ivor Novello for Outstanding Achievement to British Music.

Gary tweeted: "Yeee haaah Contribution to British Music Award" as he, Mark Owen and Howard Donald picked up the prestigious award at a ceremony in London today.

Gary told his twitter fans: "Thank you for all your lovely messages re #ivors #takethatarmy #gbarmy"

However it was three, not four, members of Take That who attended the prestigious awards ceremony this afternoon - with Jason Orange nowhere to be seen.

Take That picked up the award for Outstanding Contribution. Copyright [Getty]

Meanwhile pop goddess Adele won two awards for songwriter of the year and most performed work of 2011 for 'Rolling In The Deep'.

Accepting the award for Rolling in the Deep with songwriter Paul Epworth she joked: "No offence Paul, I didn't think it was going to do anything, anywhere!"

Ed Sheeran 'The A-Team' snatched best song musically and lyrically - seeing off competition from Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' and Florence and the Machine's 'Shake It Out'.