MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is now the 4/6 odds-on favourite to win the William Hill World Darts Championship following Friday's exit of Rob Cross.

Reigning champion Cross saw his hopes of defending the title at Alexandra Palace ended by shooting star Luke Humphries, who came from two sets down to move into the quarter-finals.

Pre-tournament favourite and world number one Van Gerwen is now 4/6 with sponsors William Hill as he lines up his bid to claim a third World Championship title.

Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson is now 7/2, with former World Youth Champion Michael Smith - the highest seed left in the bottom half of the draw - the 9/2 third favourite.

Humphries - a 500/1 shot pre-tournament - is now 22/1, with Dave Chisnall at 25/1 and Nathan Aspinall rated at 33/1 going into his first TV quarter-final.

Northern Ireland's Brendan Dolan is 50/1, with emerging Newcastle ace Ryan Joyce the 100/1 outsider going into the quarter-finals.

William Hill Outright Winner Odds
(Pre-Tournament Odds in brackets)

4/6 Michael van Gerwen (11/8)
7/2 Gary Anderson (3/1)
9/2 Michael Smith (14/1)
22/1 Luke Humphries (500/1)
25/1 Dave Chisnall (66/1)
33/1 Nathan Aspinall (500/1)
50/1 Brendan Dolan (500/1)
100/1 Ryan Joyce (500/1)
Odds courtesy William Hill and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation. BeGambleAware.org.