E! Online reported today that Alex Steele (Tori) will not be returning to Degrassi in Season 13. Click here to read the full article: http://www.eonline.com/news/400527/degrassi-shocker-alex-steele-not-returning-for-season-13
Since she was the one who decided to leave the show to pursue other projects (and the season 12 finale will revolve around the seniors), it’s going to be interesting to see how/if the show comes up with an explanation for Tori’s sudden disappearance. I know some fans like to complain that some characters don’t get a “proper sendoff,” but this is a case where that’s highly unlikely.
As far as the rumor mill concerning others in Season 13…
*The most common question asked over the past couple of months is whether or not Jordan Todosey has left the show. My honest answer is that I have no idea. Like everyone else there’s the lingering feeling that something’s going on behind the scenes, and if her Degrassi days are done I can guarantee you that neither Jordy nor Epitome will go into detail about it.
*Luke randomly tweeted yesterday that he was at his first readthrough for Season 13. It was really weird because he was the only person who mentioned anything about it (normally multiple cast members and The Stohn tweet things before/during/after the readthrough). But at the same time it wouldn’t be surprising if readthrough’s and filming of Season 13 were kept a little quiet since there’s still a couple of Season 12 episodes left.