Bruce Forsyth has already gone and Head Judge Len is about to leave as we make do with the replacement lightweights. After watching the first two performances my money would be on Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe or Claudia Fragapone. Here are the 15 starters: 1) Pop superstar Anastacia was lucky not to be eliminated as to some sceptics the WASP stayed in whilst the black was voted off. 2) Model Daisy Lowe has the potential to win this competition with one of the best professionals in Aljaz Skorjanec to guide her. 3) Ex-Eternal singer Louise Redknapp will last a few rounds yet, but she's no Abbey Clancy. 4) BBC employee Naga Manchetty has started well, but at 41 will feel the pace as the weeks pass. 5) Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapone is a contender for the title in the mould of 2011 runner-up Chelsee Healey. 6) EastEnders actress Tameka Empson may be entertaining but she's just here for the ride. 7) Laura Whitmore has made a competent start but I don't see her as a threat in the Final. 8) Lesley Joseph may be the pensioner's crumpet but at 70 will not last the month out, which for her own sake will be a good thing. 9) Ed Balls' Charleston reminded me of a Benny Hill sketch of the 1980s. He's the weakest dancer left. 10) 2002 X-Factor winner Will Young displays an angst in his physiognomy which doesn't bode well for the later rounds. 11) Greg Rutherford looks a little awkward and I'm not sure if he's got it altogether to make the final rounds. 12) Radio DJ Melvin Odoom has left the competition after the typical expulsion of the ethnic minority contestant in favour of the worse performing white. 13) Hollyoaks Danny Mac will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last years' winner Jay McGuiness and must be a certainty to reach the Final. 14) Sports host Ore Oduba has made a surprisingly good start to the competition. 15) Judge Rinder or Danny La Rue on Viagra will stay for the present but must work on his trout pout.