A new bar owned by Jack Tweed, set to feature in reality show The Only Way Is Essex, has had its opening postponed after being damaged in a fire.

The blaze happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at Deuces Bar and Lounge in Chigwell, which is co-owned by Mark Wright, one of the stars of the ITV2 show.

Just hours earlier, stars of the show including Kirk Norcross and Amy Childs, had attended a Halloween themed pre-launch party at the venue.

According to reports firefighters were called to the scene at around 4.50am after a brick was thrown through the window.

The bar area is believed to have been damaged as well as some of the lighting, although nobody was injured.

Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire and are treating it as “suspicious”.

“We think it may be a gang that has targeted other bars in the Essex area,” a source told The Sun. “We believe it could be part of a gangland territory war.”

Co-owner Mark Wright added, “I am extremely disappointed. Jack is gutted.”

The opening of the bar has now been delayed until next week.