Elliott Wright is devastated after losing his business (Picture: REX)
Elliott Wright has been dealt another blow following the death of his father, as his beloved restaurant has burnt down.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star shared a photo of Olivia’s La Cala in Malaga, Spain, completely destroyed following a huge blaze in the early hours of Monday morning.
He wrote alongside the photo: ‘So I will get this out there as no doubt this news will spread fast… unfortunately it’s with regret that @olivias_la_cala had a fire in the early hours of this morning… it’s too soon to say why, all that matters is it has.
‘More importantly in life you get tested.. it’s been a very testing couple of years.. especially recently.. but if you know me, you know I will rise from this.. I will rebuild it big and better then before..
‘I will never be beaten.’
Elliot was supported by his former Towie co-stars, including Megan McKenna who wrote: ‘I’m so sorry Elliott. This is awful news. Sending my love. You got this mate.’
James Argent said: ‘Love you so much Elliot, If there’s one man that can turn this around it’s you! We will be back & better than ever ❤️.’
Olivia’s La Calo will be familiar to ITVBe viewers as it featured in Elliott’s series Playa In Marbella, which followed him running the business abroad while also delving into his personal life.
The restaurant was named after his daughter Olivia, who he shares with wife Sadie.
Just hours before the fire, the eatery’s Instagram account posted a clip of diners enjoying their meal and chatting to staff.
His caption was no doubt referring to the death of his father, Eddie Wright, in March after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Announcing the news, the reality star said at the time: ‘It is with heart wrenching regret, that I have to post this post, my father Edward George Wright passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the 02.03.2021 after bravely fighting Covid for 8 weeks.
‘For those who knew my father, you know what a great man he was, always smiling, always humble, always happy, despite the fact in his later years he bravely fought prostrate cancer, he never moaned and done his best to put a brave smile on.
‘His love for his family is what he will be remembered for to all of us, the ultimate family man, wanting to spend every woken minute with his 10 grandkids and children was his only daily thought pattern and request, was that to be with them, the ultimate family man.’
Eddie was also uncle to former Towie star and Elliott’s cousin Mark Wright.