Elliott Wright reveals police are investigating ‘scumbag’ arsonist responsible for burning down his restaurant

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Elliott Wright has revealed that he believes the fire that destroyed his Marbella restaurant Olivia's La Cala was the work of an arsonist.

A day after revealing his eatery had been burnt to the ground, the former TOWIE star vowed to get the business back on its feet while also branding the unknown offender a "scumbag".

The disheartened 41-year-old showed the extent of the restaurant's damage in a new clip shared on his Instagram on Tuesday.

Giving further context to the devastating situation, Elliott said in the clip: "So probably one of my worst videos I've ever made. My beautiful restaurant, my dream that I always dreamt of having, that I built six years ago has been completely destroyed, absolutely destroyed.

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"I can say now that it is arson. Someone's come and took my whole dream away, for whatever reason I'll never know because I don't have any enemies as far as I'm aware, I didn't think I did.

"Whether it's jealousy or competition, it doesn't really matter."

Switching the camera to his face, the reality star defiantly told his followers that he was going to "rise like a phoenix out of the ashes and rebuild his dream".

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Elliott, who is married to Sadie Stuart, continued: "I don't deserve this, my family don't deserve this, my children don't deserve this, it's not fair.

"I haven't ever caused any problems. I don't know why it's been done to me, the police are investigating, and they will get over it and please God they catch them because whoever's done it is a scumbag.

"But I promise you this, I'm gonna rebuild it, and I'm gonna build it bigger and better than it ever has been, and I will do it in time for the summer, because if it's been done thinking I'm not gonna be open for the summer, I will be open this summer."

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His famous family were quick to reassure him, with cousin Mark Wright commenting: "Why just why I ask myself, in a world that is so cruel anyway by nature right now, why can't we all Rally together?? Life is so short. Why would you do this to someone?

"Elliott is broken enough after losing his beloved dad!! I pray for the day humanity is kind and United, but I think the reality is, with the way the world is right now…. I can't see my prayers being answered anytime soon. Such a shame."

The fire comes after Elliott heartbreakingly announced his dad, Eddie, passed away after a battle with coronavirus just last month.

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