Celebrity restaurant owner Elliot Wright promised to rise “like a phoenix from the ashes” as he surveyed the gutted interior of Olivia’s today.
A post on Instagram showed the shocking extent of the damage after a fire broke broke out in the early hours of Monday morning
“It’s arson” the reality TV star said “Whoever has done this is a scumbag. But I will be open this summer”
Elliot also thanked the local community for their help “I want to thank everyone who has came with offers of help or a simply kind message, I’ve genuinely been touched, including my Spanish community as well as the mayor Josele Gonzalez. You have all been amazing”.
Elliot appealed for local builders, plumbers and designers to get in touch to help him rebuild the La Cala landmark venue, but stressed that he did not want charity.
“My dream has been cruelly taken away from me by some spiteful nasty people, for what ever reason I will probably never know. All that matters really is that I will rebuild and WILL be back, and will be back with a bang.