TAKE That fans have already began their wait outside St Mary's Stadium - more than 24 hours before doors open.

A handful of die-hard fans of the British pop band have set up tents, chairs and air beds on the pavement outside the venue to ensure their place on the front row.

Fans from all over the UK and even Spain arrived outside the stadium ay 9pm last night.

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Gemma Carr, from Southampton, Laura Hiams, from Hertfordshire, and Becki King, from the Isle of Wight, are all staying together outside the venue.

Gemma said: "We have been here from about 9pm last night.

"We are here to make sure we get our place at the front.

"I haven't travelled very far as I am local and from Southampton but there are some people in the tent next to us who have come down from Spain."

Laura added: "I was at the Milton Keynes gig last night and I drove straight down here ready for this one.

"It was amazing, I am really excited for Saturday."

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All three ladies are hoping to snatch up a place on the front row to hear their favourites Said It All, Cry and Ever Lasting.

Take That are to play at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday and Sunday night, supported by Rick Astley.

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The band will be performing all their much loved greatest hits live during the 30th anniversary tour, which follows the release of Odyssey, a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time.