By Joshua Fox For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 19:21 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 19:24 GMT, 1 March 2020
Married At First Sight's Hayley Vernon walked away from a $150,000-per-year job as a finance broker to film Nine's social experiment last year.
But her dreams of reality TV stardom were cut short when producers kicked her off the show around mid-October - in scenes that aired on Sunday night - and she was forced to work as a tradie to make ends meet.
In the last two months of 2019, Hayley, 32, was mixing concrete on a Melbourne building site as production of MAFS continued without her.
Sacrifice: Married At First Sight's Hayley Vernon (pictured) walked away from a $150,000-per-year job as a finance broker to film Nine's social experiment last year
Married At First Sight was filmed in Sydney between September and December. Hayley's departure came just six weeks into the three-month production period.
But despite leaving the experiment early, she didn't mind getting her hands dirty and enjoyed the routine of daily work, according to a source.
A friend of Hayley's told Daily Mail Australia: 'After she finished filming in October, Hayley took a quick holiday and was then bored just sitting around all day. So a friend gave her a job on a construction site.
'She loved it and loved the banter with all the boys. She was in her element.'
Life goes on! The 32-year-old was then forced to work as a tradie in Melbourne after her dream of TV stardom was cut short after being pushed off the show early by producers
Moving on! Daily Mail Australia can reveal that as the rest of the cast continued filming in Sydney, Hayley was