BASILDON'S Stuart Bingham is in to the semi-final of the World Snooker Championship after a brilliant victory against seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Bingham triumphed 13-10 and shed tears of delight in his after-match interview with the BBC.

Bingham said: "I've had a little cry at the back there.

"It's unbelievable, as you can hear in my voice, but I was just enjoying it out there.

"I don't know how I held myself together."

Bingham, a former Barstable School pupil, won the world title back in 2015 and will now face qualifier Jak Jones in the final four following his shock 13-9 win against Judd Trump.

But Bingham expects another stern test.

"I've got to get back focused because I've got another three days here now for the semi-final," said Bingham.

"Fair play to Jak, he's played really well.

"I remember playing him a couple of years ago in Gibraltar and he absolutely hammered me 4-0.

"I can't take anything for granted and I'm sure it will be a great battle there's next three days."

Bingham's semi-final begins at 7pm on Thursday.